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 2019 marks the beginning of year seven 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 on display until April 27, 2019 and was well received.