Finding Lace at Folklorama!

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Mexico: Traditional Dance!  Below: Lace on display at the Belgian Pavilion, 2017!

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Folklorama is an annual multicultural event in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The festival began in 1970 and is still going strong with over forty pavilions! Lace can be found at several venues. See costumes adorned with lace during stage performances and lace in cultural displays at locations throughout the city. Dates this year are August 5 to 11 (Week 1) and August 12 to 18 (Week 2). See the website for more info: https://www.folklorama.ca/

Summer Edition 32:4 is in the Mail!

CLG Website Cover Summer 2018 32.4The Summer edition 2018 is now in the mail, on its way to subscribers in many parts of the world. Thanks to all who contributed to the Gazette publications over the years. Newcomers are welcome!

See Gazette Editions section for details of all issues, including Volume 32:1-4.

 

La Dentelle à Québec

Ursuline bobbins April 2018Une visite récente au Québec a inclus quelques heures au Musée des Ursulines, au 12, rue Donnacona. La dentelle aux fuseaux faisait partie de l’éducation des jeunes filles.

A recent visit to Quebec included a few hours at the Ursuline Museum, 12 Donnacona Street. Bobbin lace was part of the education for young girls.

Lacemaking in Fort Louisbourg, Canada

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Step back in time to 1738 with a visit this summer to Fort Louisbourg, a national historic site on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. See a lacemaker demonstrating bobbin lace as it was done during this time in history! A building located on another street has displays dedicated to women and their many important contributions to everyday life at the fort.

Summer 2017 Edition in the Mail!

Summer edition Website VersionThe Summer edition of the Gazette has been mailed. Have a wonderful summer!

Take part in the International Lace Day on June 25th. Find a public place, make lace, send us a story, along with some photos, so we can publish it as we celebrate this wonderful lace event!

Lace Groups Across Canada

img_5753A brand new page shows a list of known lace groups in Canada. We are publishing the groups online as well as in the Summer edition of the Gazette. We hope there will be an increase in connections across Canada.

Some may be looking for a group. Others are independent and may be interested in visiting a group some day.

Personal emails are not included on the website. For contact with lace groups in Canada, see group websites, blogs, etc. or email the editor: clgeditor@gmail.com (add address to your contact list). Many thanks to all the people who assisted with this 2017 project!

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!

To celebrate the New Year we now have a posting of more past editions. This month starts off with Gazette editions from Volume 24 to 27. The PDF file contains a listing of the contents and the cover images are posted as well. Check out the Archives. Supplies are limited. Let’s give these wonderful resources a new home!

Pins for Sale!

lace-canada-dentelles-pin-jpgNew lapel (or scarf) pins “Lace Canada Dentelles” are available, just in time to help celebrate Canada’s 150th year as a country! Wear a pin to Lace in Public Day in 2017.

The design is a single maple leaf measuring 7/8 inch square (2.2 cm x 2.2 cm). The colour is a bright red, the same colour as the Canadian flag, with gold colour details. It attaches with a pinch back butterfly closure.

The gold openwork design is a “ring filling” found in Bruges bobbin lace, based on the original CLG logo by Kris Duwyn, designer and Irma Andries, lacemaker. [CLG Spring 1992]

Individual pins to Canadian addresses are $5.50 each, plus $2.00 shipping. Up to three pins can be sent to one address for the same shipping amount.

Group pricing: $55 for ten pins, plus postage is $3.50. For USA and Overseas orders, inquire by email for a price quote. PayPal: Please inquire regarding PayPal orders. A % is deducted from CLG. Email, if questions: clgeditor-at-gmail-dot-com

Cheques payable to Canadian Lacemaker Gazette

Mailing address: Canadian Lacemaker Gazette, 18 Gelley Cove, Winnipeg, MB   R3Y 0C3  CANADA