Summer in the Rose Garden

Our first Rose Garden outdoor lace meeting will be this coming Thursday, July 12th, in the gazebo in the Rose Garden in Queen’s Park. It’s a delightful setting; please come if you can. If you’re wondering – yes, the gazebo does provide shade for us, and there are seats but you do have to bring your own table.

If the gazebo is not available (sometimes there are weddings) we adjourn to the picnic areas, to the left and down from the Rose Garden on the map of Queen’s Park.





Lace Around Town

This summer holds a few lace events! First, our next regular meeting is this Thursday, June 28. This is our last regular meeting until September, but we are planning a few of our outdoor meetings at the Rose Garden in Queen’s Park, during July and August … and maybe even early September if the weather is nice! Anything we plan will be listed here, so keep an eye out for new messages!

Speaking of lacemaking outdoors, this coming Sunday, July 1st, is International Lace Day. Most of us try to join in the fun and make lace somewhere unusual, outdoors, in public, on that day. As it is also Canada Day, of course you just might have a few other things to do, but we have decided that it is quite OK to make lace on a different day and “count it” for International Lace Day.

We will also have a demonstration at London Heritage Farm on August 19th. Please contact Angela if you plan to attend, so we know you’re coming and can keep you up to date on any information you might need.

Lastly, there will be a “Fibre and Lace” show this September, sponsored by the Langley Arts Council. This exhibition will be just for fibre and lace, so it’s a great chance for us to see and be seen! I have put a link to the ‘Call for Artists’ under the ‘Events in 2018’ category on this page (at right).

Hope you have a great summer!

June Meeting

Last week five of us demonstrated at Bizarre Bazaar – which was so much fun we forgot to take pictures! We were in a lovely little room in the basement of Hycroft, in a good location with excellent lighting, and Ivan Sayers’ lace display and other S.M.O.C. displays in the same room. Lots of people stopped by to learn about lace. Looking forward to next year already!

Our next club meeting will be June 28th, at our regular location. As this is our last meeting until September, we are encouraging everyone to bring a few little snacks for our tea. If for some reason you can’t bring anything, don’t worry. But we’re hoping that if most of us bring something, we’ll have a nice little spread to celebrate our new and improved lace club venue.

We’ll do a bit more planning for our September tea, discuss our upcoming demo at the London Farm Family Fun Day, and of course make lace and have a good chat and a good time.

PS: I have updated the “Links” section on the right of your screen, to show a link to the 2019 IOLI Convention, which will be in Spokane, Washington! At present we only know the dates – July 21 – 27, 2019 – but the link will be updated as more information appears online.

Meeting This Week

A quick reminder that our next Club meeting is this Thursday, May 24, at our new location in New Westminster. I hope to see you there!

Last Friday four of us demonstrated at Crafted Vancouver’s “Meet The Makers” event, with other craftsmen from all over the world. (photo in the Gallery). This coming Sunday, May 27th, will see us demonstrating again, this time at the “Bizarre Bazaar” event at Hycroft.

Tea and Demonstrations

Great meeting yesterday! A good turnout, and one new member! Welcome, Maura.

Our new tea experience is filling out nicely – the teapot & kettle that were donated last month have now been joined by a lovely serving tray and a couple of serving dishes. The Church kitchen provides mugs, spoons, and sugar, but we obviously cannot store milk or cream on the premises between meetings. If you would like milk/cream with your tea, please bring it with you.

At the meeting yesterday we began planning for a tea, tentatively set for September 22nd. We intend this as a fundraiser, and we will have a lace display and demonstrations as well as the tea. Further ideas will be explored at our next meeting on May 24th. Hope to see you then!


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!