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Join us at the Embroiderers ‘Guild Eastern Region Day

An extravaganza of textile crafts and traders, a must for all textile craft enthusiasts – the Embroiderers ‘Guild Eastern Region Day to be held in the historic and pretty market town of Swaffham on the 15th of July.   Traders include: Makit A F Textiles Art Van Go African Fabric shop Yorkshire Book Shop Crystal […]

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LACE IN PRAGUE

In July, 15 Lacemakers descended on Prague for an International Lace Design Course with Anna Halikova, and Alina Jaskova. 13 were from the UK, one (Liz) was from Sweden and another (Magda) from Israel. Our hotel was the Atlantic Hotel in Na Porici which was only a short walk from the old town. We settled […]

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A Lacy Fairy Tale

Hänsel und Gretel; Alexander Zick (1845 – 1907)   Are you sitting comfortably? Good, then let us begin because The Lace Society have a story to share… No doubt you remember the tale of Hansel and Gretel. Well, our story begins a few years later. By now Hansel and Gretel are in their teenage years, […]

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Flanders Lace is Fun – with Annick Staes

Well we certainly had fun on our Flanders Lace Course with Annick Staes last April and we can’t wait for her to come again next year.   The first part of the course was designed for beginners or those who had done some Flanders lace in the dim and distant past. Annick started by explaining […]

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Eastern Region Textile Forum’s Exhibition – ‘Order and Chaos’

          Linda, Dorothy and I had a great time at the Eastern Region Textile Forum’s latest exhibition ‘Order and Chaos’ at the Rhodes Gallery, Bishop Stortford Museum. (Please do not be put off by their very long name!) If ever you see one of their exhibitions advertised they are well worth […]

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Bobbin Lace Workshop with Jacqui Barber

Jacqui Barber in conjunction with the Braintree District Museum is holding a Bobbin Lace Workshop “Tradition into Creation” On Saturday 26th September 2015 at the Braintree and District Museum,Manor Street, Braintree, CM7 3HW   This is an opportunity to those who are either complete Novices or have some experience of bobbin lace to learn or […]

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Summer Lace School – Knuston Hall

        Ever dreamed of making lace for a weekend, a week or even 10 whole days? In lovely surroundings, great accommodation and superb food and with internationally renowned Tutors! If so, then the Summer Lace School at Knuston Hall is for you. Just now and for the next 10 days, Knuston Hall […]

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New entry category for Lace teachers in our Free entry competition

In response to numerous requests we have created a new category for Lace Teachers and Designers in the Makit Fenland Fair 25th Anniversary Competition in addition to the existing categories of Novice and Experienced lacemaker. This will give many teachers the opportunity to present their work to the wider lacemaking community and above all, show […]

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Blue Film is Back!!

If blue film for pricking is one of your lacemaking essentials, then you’re likely to look for a durable, high quality brand that lets you use your patterns more than once, protects your holes from ripping, stops photocopier toner from bleeding through to your lace, and offers a matt finish that shows up your pattern […]

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Day out at Denny Abbey

During the month of May there is a Festival of Textile Art at Denny Abbey, in Cambridgeshire. On display is embroidery, lace, felting, screen printing, and quilting worked by members of the Eastern Region Textile Forum (Fig 1)This is spread throughout the Farm Museum and the Abbey and to find all exhibits is like going […]

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