Upcoming Events, April and May

Several of us are back from the Getaway in Saanich, put on by the Victoria Lace Club. It was a fine Getaway in a wonderful, spacious venue, and we’re all fired up for lacemaking efforts over the next year, when the Denman & District club will host in Comox/Courtenay.

Our next lace club meeting is April 26th, but we’re already looking forward to a busy month in May.

We will demonstrate lace at two events, Crafted Vancouver’s “Meet the Makers” event at the Heritage Hall on Friday, May 18th, and at S.M.O.C.’s “Bizarre Bazaar” at Hycroft, on Sunday, May 27th. Details of both events are on our Demonstrations page.




Settling In and Going Away

Last Thursday we met at the Club’s new meetingplace, to finish unpacking, and to pick up some items that have been donated to us, that we will sell at the Victoria Getaway a little over a week from now. It was so nice having tea and cookies! Many thanks to Irene for bringing them.

I have also updated a couple of the pages on this website – I added the OIDFA Congress in Zaandam to the “Events in 2018” panel, and I have updated the list of upcoming meetings and demonstrations. If you think I’ve missed any planned demonstrations, please let me know, with the date, time, and location, so that I can include it on our list.

Looking forward to seeing my lacemaking friends at the Getaway!


Moving Day 2, The Saga Continues

Happy Easter! I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday this weekend. Our Moving Day on March 22nd went well, but we used up our 3 hours with packing and moving, and didn’t have time for the fun stuff – unpacking, putting stuff on our new shelves and getting organized for lots of future lacemaking.

We are going to meet this coming Thursday, April 5th, to get all of that done. This is our first time in the new location, and we are looking forward to using our spacious meeting room and having tea available. It is also our last meeting before the Victoria club’s Lace Getaway, which will take place in only two weeks! I’m hoping to see many of my lacemaking friends over on the Island.

Our next regular meeting will be on April 26th.

Feeling The Creative Flow?

A great opportunity to help people discover lacemaking! The Langley Arts Council will have a show, “Fibre and Lace”, this Fall. Anyone can enter their own lace piece, up to 16″ x 20″, so if you feel the fire of creativity, please click on the link under “Events in 2018”, on the right-hand panel.

Our New Meeting Place

We have found a new meeting place!

We will be meeting in the downstairs meeting room of the First Free Methodist Community Church at 320 – 8th Street in New Westminster. Further details are on our “About Us” page, here.

As we are the Vancouver Lace Club, we would have preferred to have stayed in Vancouver, but this new location ticks almost all our boxes! No stairs, plenty of room, parking close by, natural light, storage facilities – even the ability to make tea if we like! Do drop in to see us! Our next meeting will be on March 22nd. That “meeting” is actually our moving day, so we will meet at the Hastings Community Centre to pack up and then bring our packed boxes over to the new location. Our first full meeting in the new location will be April 26th. I hope to see you there!

We’re Moving!

The Vancouver Lace Club is moving!

We have been involved with the Hastings Community Centre since the Club first outgrew the Carlile’s living room in the 1960s, but now the administration of the community centre has changed, and what they have offered us (greater cost, poorer location, fewer advantages) is not what we require. Accordingly, we have decided to set sail into the wider world and find somewhere else to meet.

We do have a few possibilities, but none of them is perfect. So, we’re putting out the word to you, as someone who is interested in our Club, to see whether you have something to offer. What we want is:

– Meeting space for 10-12 people, with table and chairs, for 3 hours (preferably 10 am to 1 pm) once a month – preferably a guaranteed spot on the 4th Thursday of every month except December, July, and August.

– Space to be accessible for walkers, wheelchairs, cane users and heavy limpers, with washrooms on the same level

– Parking nearby

– Good light (windows preferred, but bright overhead lights are also good)

– It would be really nice if we could make tea.

– Ideally, the rental cost to be $60 or less

– and we’d love to store our little lockable rolling library cart on site

Do you know of a space that fulfils most of these requirements? If so, please do let us know; our final meeting at the Hastings Community Centre (aka “Packing Day”) will be March 22nd. We will be considering different possibilities over the Spring months, and hope to be back in permanent quarters in September. We will keep you informed with our regular messages, as to where out meetings are being held.

Thank you for your help! Happy lacemaking!

Meeting Cancelled Today

Lacemakers are very sensible people, and in view of the cold temperatures today and the snow we had last night, every one of our regular attendees has announced she will not be coming today. Our meeting is cancelled. I hope everyone has a great month and gets lots of lace done!