Lenka’s Way of Lace Newsletter 1/2018

The first 2018 Newsletter is here and it brings information about lace events that are planned for the next couple of months.

There is nothing better than lacemaking for the winter end months – especially if the projects are in warm tones (see Punto de España workshop) or downright spring colours (see Spring Meadow Egg Stand workshop).

Let’s make lace and get ready to celebrate the sun’s return 🙂

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

“Punto de España Pendant”

Saturday, February 10, 10;30 am – 5:30 pm
Ocean Park Community Hall, 1577 128th Street, Surrey, BC

One day creative workshop in bobbin lace in wire brings something very new. Traditional Spanish Point Lace (Punto de España) of the late Renaissance and Baroque times had been made in precious metal threads of silver and gold. Numerous royal portraits in major European art collections attest to popularity of this lace in fashion and interior design through centuries. Punto de España patterns are highly suitable for wire medium and offer endless inspiration for jewellery and art object design. This workshop, the first of the Spanish Point lace in the New School of Lace curriculum, offers an introduction to essential design elements of this fabulous technique.

Skill level: intermediate

Registration is still opened,  and a few seats available in this workshop. Please register ASAP.


“Spring Meadow Egg Stand”

Saturday, March 10, 10;30 am – 5:30 pm
Ocean Park Community Hall,1577 128th Street, Surrey, BC

This workshop is open to all levels. It will guide beginners and experienced lacemakers alike through the basics of cloth stitch weave to a spring meadow with fresh grass and delicate flowers. You will learn how to create a cheerful egg stand – a perfect Easter table decoration or a special gift for coming spring celebrations.Skill level: beginners and intermediate
Registration deadline: Friday, February 16th
WEEKLY CLASSES

Weekly classes are well on the way. All lacemakers are doing great, learning many kinds of lace – Idrija tape lace and torchon lace in fibre, point ground lace in fibre and wire, free form wire lace, and lace design in fibre and wire. Monday classes are all full, but there is always   possibility to open additional classes on other days, as long as three students agree on the same day and time.

Contact me by phone or email, or visit Weekly Classes page to find more information.

LACE | HEART | ART


Deadline for the 1st International Challenge and Online Exhibition of Handmade Bobbin Lace in Colour is approaching. Entries are arriving from all over the world and we are looking forward to receiving more lace | heart | art by Wednesday, February 14th. Do not wait and send your entry now!

For more information, visit lace | heart | art page.

 

TALKS, DISPLAYS, DEMOS and OTHER EVENTS

Lace by Lenka the Semiahmoo Library, in South Surrey, BC


Display featuring the New School of Lace will be in the library from February 3rd to March 15th.
Lacemaking demonstration is scheduled for Thursday, January 22nd, from 2 to 5 pm.

Library visitors will get a chance not only to learn about fine craft of lace, and see lacemaking demonstration, but also to win one of the original wire lace Bookworm Bookmarks in a contest!

If you are nearby, please drop in to see the lace display by the entrance door. For those of you who have never been to this library branch, here is a photo I took of the outside wall – it’s alive! And quite beautiful as it changes throughout the year.
Find more information on Surrey Libraries page.


I am happy to share the news that FibresWest 2018 accepted our proposal for a lecture titled

“Lace | Heart | Art : Barb’s Heart that inspired an International Lace Challenge”


A slide show presentation and talk will focus on place of traditional crafts in today’s society, and their capability to facilitate connecting, sharing and healing  in families and communities. Our message, perhaps needed now more than ever,  contributes to an important discussion about value of handwork and crafts for overall wellbeing and quality of life.
Saturday, March 24th, time to be confirmed.
Visit FibresWest website for more information.

 

WIRE LACE PATTERNS & SUPPLIES

New patterns are coming slowly, but surely. Stay tuned!

They will be soon added to my Wire Lace Supplies Etsy shop. To receive a notice about new listings, and occasional sales, subscribe to the Lenka’s Way of Lace News and select Interest: Wire Lace Supplies.


To register for classes and workshops, and to get answers to any questions you might have, please contact me by email at laceaway@gmail.com or by phone at 778 288 0720.
Happy lacemaking,
Lenka

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