Free Pattern! Lace Getaway Registration!

The registration form for our Lace Getaway, April 24-26, is ready for you to download! You will find it in the drop-down menu that appears when your mouse hovers over the “Lace Getaway 2017” menu tab above this message. We have also updated the information in the Lace Getaway information (click on the tab), and you can also reach the registration form from that page. You can send in your registration any time, but please note that due to the room size we are limited to about 50 participants.

I hope you are planning to enter your lace piece relating to Canada’s 150th anniversary in our lace exhibit! Some people are designing their own, but non-designers have been asking for a pattern to make a maple leaf in bobbin lace, and so we have created one. You will find the link to the Maple Leaf in Bobbin Lace pattern in the same menu bar as the Lace Getaway information. It is a plain tape lace outline that can be enlarged or reduced to fit any size thread. You can just make the outline, or you can fill in the space in the middle with a bobbin lace filling, or any other type of lace you like. A little tatted or needle lace roundel would look lovely in the middle.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Getaway.



Upcoming Meetings

Welcome, everybody, to 2017! I hope everyone is feeling good and ready to make lace!

Our next two meetings are January 26th and February 23rd, and as usual we will be in the boardroom of the East Hastings Community Centre in Vancouver. Our meeting locations can always be found in the “About Us” section on the top menu bar of this page.

Don’t forget to look at the “Lace Getaway 2017” tab on the same menu bar, for the latest information on our Getaway, to be held on April 24-26. These dates are Monday through Wednesday, with the BC Lace Luncheon held on the Wednesday. We’ll be updating the information, including the cost and how to register, over the next few weeks. I will post a message here when updates take place, so that those of you who are following this website will be notified.

If you’re reading this and you’re not following the website, why not? All you do is click on the “Follow this blog” option at the top right of this page, and enter your e-mail address. Once you’re following the blog any posts I make will be automatically e-mailed to you. It’s a great way to make sure you don’t miss anything.

I’ll also be updating the information on this year’s conventions, such as the IOLI convention in Philadelphia in July, the European conventions, and any others that I’m aware of. If you know of a convention that doesn’t have a link on the right-hand side of this page, do let me know.