Over the last couple of years the guild has received a number of donations of lace books and equipment.
We are overwhelmed at Linnwood.
So if there is a lace book you have always wanted chances are we have it for sale. There are too many to photocopy or list. Best have a look through our library list and if any thing takes your fancy chances are we have it for sale.
If there is something you would like, please email us. The items will all be priced at $10 plus $10 postage.
Books will not be available until after the next lace day 5th June
Also if you require a pillow we have a number various sizes , shape and construction at various prices. Please send requirements and we can select one for you then send a photo and price for pillow and postage.
If there are any other lace related items you require please let us know as again we may have them - think winders, pins, bobbins etc
At the 5th June lace day we will have an EVEN BIGGER SALE . So if you are able to attend please do - remember cash only.
Library catalogue for inspiration
Or do a google search of bobbin lace books
or check out what Roseground has for sale and maybe we have it
Suze and I checked out the facilities at Powerhouse Museum's Textiles Centre. The museum has a free Open Weekend next weekend and some lace making might be demonstrated there.
I will be at April Lace Day, hopefully to check the Archives for my research on Australian/New Zealand bobbins and take some photos of archived lace for publicity purposes (photo plus a story).
My preparation for the self-help group sessions on Czech tulle lace at June and August Lace Days is going well, see attached. Working very large has felt like throwing rope around horses.
When? Saturday 19 March from 10am to 5pm Sunday 20 March from 10am to 5pm
We are looking forward to starting back again for social lace at the Powerhouse Museum in 2022. However, due to the weather conditions the Sunday 6th March 2022 is cancelled.
We look forward to meeting at Linnwood on the 3rd April for our usual Lace Day.
Festival of Lace conference which are now online. It's $50 for access to 10 lectures PLUS the Q&A time and a bonus tour of the exhibition.
The event is on the 23rd January 2021 and for more information please download:
Join us on from the 30th January to the 4th March for the Festival of Lace!
Exhibition, Conference, Workshops, Taster Classes and more proudly presented by Gallery76, Embroiderers' Guild NSW with Australian Lace Guild.
For the conference on the 20th and 21st February, please follow the link in the button below for information and booking:
What are your lace activities for 2021?
On the 12-13 June 2021 the symposium will be held live online & the workshops with some of the most talented lace makers around will go live!
Early bird discounts are for the 30th November 2021.
Sustaining creativity, sustaining traditions and technical know-how, and sustaining our community.
Sadly we have to cancel our weekend in October 2020 BUT Good news is that due to the generosity of Janet of Yarrawonga Lace & the other groups along the Murray we will have our Bobbin Along the Murray in Murray Bridge next year. This will be 22-23 & 24th October 2021.
(Fingers & toes crossed that Corona Virus won’t stop us)
If you are all in agreement we will continue to hold your registration & bobbin money for next year. If anyone will not be able to attend we will refund your money & forward any bobbins ordered to you.
I would also ask that you tell anyone that you may know who was coming of the cancellation. Just in case we miss advising someone.
Lastly we have held of as long as we could hoping things would get better. Here in S.A. we have been very lucky with the corona virus as it seems to have stayed away from us. We would like you all to know that we are thinking of you all & hoping that each & everyone of you stay well & safe. Lots of love to you all xx BIG PARTY NEXT YEAR
Murray Bridge Lace
Josie Leckie Secretary
19th OIDFA General Assembly and World Lace Congress | Postponed Dates
The dates for the 2020 Congress in Estonia have been moved to the same dates in 2021, a bit like the Olympics.
Follow the OIDFA Congress website at oidfa2020.org.
The new dates are: Congress: 30 July – 1 August 2021; Workshops: 26 – 29 July 2021; Tour: 2–5 August 2021. OIDFA welcomes any contributions of lace patterns – let's get behind the great work being done by the Australian women on the OIDFA Board.