Meeting This Thursday

Just a quick note to say that our last official Lace Club meeting of the 2016-2017 year will take place this Thursday, June 22, at our regular location.

Continuing the tradition of the past few years, we will have a few outdoor meetings during the hot summer months. I can see everybody rolling their eyes – so far the weather hasn’t been warm, let alone hot, but they say it’s coming any day now. Honestly!

We will tell you of these outdoor meetings well ahead of time, with reminders closer to the day. Please do come to these meetings if you can – the more the merrier, and we hold them where we are sheltered from the sun (or rain, as the case may be).

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I’d Like To See That Again, Please

Anyone who attended the Wednesday events of our recent Getaway will remember the wonderful show – “150 Years of Canadian Fashion” given by club member Ivan Sayers. This show will also be given, free of charge, from the east porch of the Roedde House Museum, on Canada Day, July 1, from 2-4 pm. Our Club members will remember demonstrating there last year. Admission to the museum itself is also free on Canada Day.

Details can be found on the Society for the Museum of Original Costume website, and in the Roedde House newsletter.

Done and Dusted

What a lot of fun we had at the Getaway, earlier this week! Just under 40 attendees were treated to conversation, a contest, many raffle prizes and presents, a free workshop with Lenka Suchanek, and a wonderful pre-lunch talk from renowned clothing historian Ivan Sayers, whose program was about women’s clothing in Canada from 1867 – 2017. We finished off with our traditional lunch, and spent the final afternoon in lacemaking and more conversation.

We had 8 entries into the “Canada – 150 Years” exhibition, and the “People’s Choice” prizewinner was our own Donna Leong, with her beaver & branch and maple leaf, all done in wire lace. Photos will be up on our website later this week.

I think we are all looking forward to next year’s Getaway, which will be in Victoria, BC.

Lace Getaway Update

We have updated the information on the Lace Getaway page.

Wednesday’s program – a display and talk by costume expert Ivan Sayers – will take place before the lace luncheon, not afterwards as we have had it in the past.

Regarding the lace display, we want to clarify – we would like attendees to feel free to bring any of their lace for the general display. We do love to see what everybody else has made! However only the items falling into the “Canada – 150 Years” theme will be eligible for the “People’s Choice” award.

Hope to see you at the Getaway!

April Meeting Changed

We had a great meeting yesterday, working on the Getaway – not a lot of lace made, but a lot of work done, and plans made.

Put a note on your calendar – we have changed the date of the April meeting – it is now on Thursday, April 20th. Same time, same location, just a week earlier, to accommodate our efforts to make the Getaway (April 24-26) a success.  As usual, before the meeting we will send a reminder to our email list.