The Canadian Lacemaker Gazette was first published in Spring, 1984 by a group of women from Denman and District Lace Club, located in British Columbia.
Then, over the years, the Gazette was published in Toronto, Ottawa, and Sooke BC, by a team of dedicated volunteers, and is now located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Our reward is having a part in helping the Gazette continue into the future.
The current editor is a prairie girl with a background in education. Her work experience includes a career in teaching, with a transition into farming! Various other jobs over the years have involved office admin and accounting.
Her heritage is Swedish on her mother’s side (American), and Scottish, English, Irish and German on her father’s side (Canadian).
Lace is one of her most favourite things, along with faith, family and friends, needlework, fibre arts and textiles, photography, travel, and gardening. Fall 2021 marks the beginning of year nine as Gazette editor.
The Gazette operates on a non-profit budget and relies on income from subscriptions. Funds received help offset increases in costs. This helps keep subscription rates low so the Gazette will continue to be affordable for all interested! As well, donations are welcome at any time.
Below are photos from our teaching assignment at the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library on March 17. Risé and I taught two classes at the museum and had a great time! The ladies were quite interested in learning the basics and made bookmarks during the class.
The “Lace” exhibit was announced in the February, 2019 museum schedule. Lace was on display in the Gallery until April 27, 2019 and was well received. See also lace samples posted from the Museum Collection in Galleries.
There are 40 Canadian lacemaking groups in our directory. Some are part of a local group. Others are independent lacemakers who attend lace events in their area. See our Canada Registry page on this website. We are hoping to connect more lacemakers across our country!
We mail to subscribers in Canada, USA and to a number of countries Overseas. We welcome new subscribers from anywhere in the world. See the Subscription section for more information. We would love to include you on our mailing list!