Prizes from Barkonie, s.r.o., have been mailed!

April 29, 2020


Prizes from Barkonie to all Europe-based recipients have been mailed and we hear that some of them already arrived!
We wish all recipients, the winners of 3rd lace|heart|art challenge 2020, a lot of inspiration for many creative projects with those wonderful threads:

We really appreciate Barkonie‘s generous sponsorship of our event. Especially now, when due to restrictions caused by the worldwide pandemic, business has become very challenging for many small firms. Despite that, they kept their word to us and to you. That is admirable, and we are very grateful for their commitment.

Family owned and run companies, like Barkonie s.r.o., have been historically very important for lacemaking. Their attention to quality and product innovation have helped generations of lacemakers to achieve perfection in their craft and create the most amazing works. Many of those artifacts survived centuries, as a testimony to human ingenuity and artistry.

We need superior threads for our work today as well, because they make a huge difference in results. If we put so much time into each lace piece, it makes sense to use the best quality materials possible. Not only for the lace to look good, but also to last as another precious heirloom.

To find where to purchase Barkonie, please contact the factory directly at and they will point you to the nearest dealer.

Please, support our generous sponsor now, so they can thrive and produce more amazing treads for many beautiful, colourful lace creations.

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Prizes from the Wire Lace Supplies in Canada are ready, but waiting for Canada Post to resume international parcel deliveries. Hopefully, they will dispatch soon.

3rd lace|heart|art prizes unveiled

Prizes for 3rd lace|heart|art challenge winners are ready.

Colourful linen, cotton and metallic threads from  Barkonie s.r.o. (Czech Republic) for winners in Fibre and Young Lacemakers Categories, and enamelled copper wires form Wire Lace Supplies (Canada) for winners of Wire Lace Category, will be mailed as soon as possible.
We hope that these simple materials will be soon transformed into beautiful lace art!

Please, support our generous sponsors, so they can continue to support creativity in handmade bobbin lace.




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2nd lace|heart|art prizes unveiled

The 2nd lace|heart|art international challenge entries were juried and the winning hearts have been selected.

Here are the prizes, provided by Barkonie s.r.o. (Czech Republic) and Wire Lace Supplies (Canada) for our winners :

2nd lace|heart|art winners will be announced, and the online exhibition will open, on April 8, 2019.

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We Have Sponsors!

lace|heart|art team is thrilled to announce that the 2nd Challenge and Online Exhibition of Handmade Bobbin Lace in Colour is receiving sponsorhip from two lacemaking suppliers. 

We are happy to share the news and to introduce our proud sponsors:

Barkonie s.r.o., Czech Republic, manufacturer of fine linen and cotton threads for lacemaking

Wire Lace Supplies, Canada, supplier of high quality coloured wires for lacemaking

This means, that there will be prizes for the 2nd lace|heart|art winners in all categories! Details are coming soon…

Let’s get to work, download the free heart pattern with instructions, and create your colourfull lace art.

Do not wait, the dealine is coming soon – on February 14th, 2019!