Exhibitions, Talks, Lectures


Denman & District Lace Club’s 100th Anniversary Getaway

An exhibition dedicated solely to handmade lace, will be presented in Comox, BC, as a part of a big event that all BC lacemakers are proud of, the Denman & District Lace Club’s 100th Anniversary Getaway. 

If you have not heard about it yet, here is info provided by The Denman & District Lace Club:

Getaway and celebrations which will take place May 6 – 8, 2019 in the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. The event will take place in the K’omox First Nations gymnasium.  

The theme of course is the club’s 100th anniversary and we invite you to bring any piece (or pieces) of your lace that you are very proud to put on display.  

Tuesday we will have a very special presentation by Donna DeJong with her collection of baby christening gowns. Wednesday morning we’ll continue lace making and socializing, then will enjoy a catered lunch. The afternoon is open to continue lace making, or for those who need to pack up for flights and ferries, to say their good-byes. Of course, there will be door prizes and favours throughout the event.

Registration can be made, and more information received, by contacting Ruby at ddlclacers@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing and celebrating with you ~
The Denman & District Lace Club

I will be presenting a lecture Metal Lace: Past, Present and Future at the event.

The Wire Lace Supplies will make a rare live appearance to deliver wire supplies and also to introduce Barkonie linen threads to the West Coast lacemakers. Last, but not least. Way of Lace Studio display will offer a selection of new wire lace jewellery.

I am looking forward to seeing many of you at this amazing opportunity to celebrate lace history of BC!

My new work, Offering: Red Berries, will be exhibited in juried show “Just Gates”, organized by Arts Council of Surrey, in Newton Cultural Centre, in Surrey, BC, in April 2019


Art in Found Spaces: Fiber and Lace Show in Langley Civic Center
Township of Langley City Hall, Langley, BC
Langley Art’s Council’s exhibition curated by a designer and textile artist (and also the New School of Lace student), Sybille Kissling.
September 19 – October 2, 2018.

In this first exhibit dedicated exclusively to lace art, all Metro Vancouver lacemakers get a chance to show their creative lace work. We are very excited to have this special opportunity to share our love for lace. We are inviting you and your friends to come and see the Fiber & Lace Show!

The variety of the exhibited artworks is as wide as the variety of lacemaking techniques. From traditional to experimental, from fibre to wire, the works have one common feature – they were all made by hand – and they will for sure challenge your perception of what lace is and what it can become in hands of artists.

Opening reception is on Thursday, September 20th, from 7 to 9pm at the Langley Civic Centre, 20338 65 Ave in Langley, BC

Contemporary Fiber Art from Lacemaking Techniques (curated by Devon Thein)
Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, New Jersey, USA
September 23, 2018 – January 6, 2019

This unique exhibition is curated by internationally known lace expert Devon Thein. Lace not Lace showcases the work of contemporary fibre artists applying bobbin and needle lace techniques to a multitude of fibres and filaments in unlimited colours and textures to interpret their world. This exhibition will explore how lace makers are expanding the traditional boundaries of that art form and creating exciting work that investigates contemporary themes, materials and forms.

The work of more than 20 lace artists from across the United States and around the world is  highlighted in this exhibition, which introduces bobbin and needle lace as techniques that reach beyond tradition and are now taking their place in contemporary art.





Works Are We Made of Lace? and Large Genoese Scallop are included in this show.

Richmond Maritime Festival
at Britannia Shipyards, Richmond, BC 
Saturday & Sunday, July 28-29, 2018, from 10am – 6pm

New School of Lace is returning to this popular festival to demonstrate a historical  connection between fishing nets and lace! We will be set up at Seine Net Loft on the waterfront among many interactive exhibits about innovation and human ingenuity.

This festival is always a lot of fun, so make sure to experience it yourself this year!

ARTS 2018
Arts Council of Surrey Annual Juried Art Exhibition of Visual Art
at the Surrey Art Gallery, 13750-88 Ave, Surrey
On Display from June 30 – September 1 with Opening Reception June 29, 7-9pm

Offering: West Coast Mandala will be exhibited in this show.

Lace by Lenka Suchanek at Semiahmoo Library
Display  (February 3-March 15, 2018) and lacemaking demonstration (Feb 22, 2 – 5 pm).
Enter a contest to win a Bookworm Bookmark made by Lenka in a wire bobbin lace technique!

Surrey, BC, Canada

Visit Surrey Libraries website for more info.

Lace.Heart.Art  Talk and Slide Show at FibresWest 2018

“Barb’s Heart that inspired an International Lace Challenge”
A slide show and talk about importance of traditional crafts in families and communities, and a tribute to a young woman who’s love is reaching lacemakers all over the world.

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Surrey, BC, Canada

Visit FibresWest website for more info.



Metal Lace: Past, Present and Future – Slide show and talk for Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners Guild and guests, in the Honey Hooser Memorial Lecture

Guildford Golf and Country Club on 152nd Street, Surrey, BC
Wednesday,  September 13, 2017, 1:00-2:00pm 

Metal Lace: Past, Present and Future

Surrey Museum, Surrey, BC
Saturday, April 22  2017,  10:00am – 12:00 noon

Registration now open online at Surrey Museum – course #4520588

Metal Lace: Past, Present and Future – Slide show and talk for the North Shore Guild of Needle Arts

North Vancouver, BC
Thursday, March 10 

TesseLace Project (with Veronica Irvine) – talk and workshop at Lace Getaway

Courtenay, Vancouver Island, BC
Tuesday, April 4 -5 


Lace Art Exhibition  – September 27, 2015 11:00am-5:00pm – Ocean Park Community Hall, Surrey

15th Annual Ocean Park Day, June 20, 2015 – New School of Lace will participate in celebration of Ocean Park community, with an exhibition of original lace art, display of class projects and live lacemaking demonstration

Creative Spring in Ocean Park  exhibition of Lenka’s lace art and unique up-cycled fashion by Iva Kolotelo

Location: Ocean Park Community Hall, Surrey, BC

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm

Morning with Lace 

Location: Kent Street Activity Centre, White Rock, BC
Registration Code: #28407

Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm




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