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.
A 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: firstname.lastname@example.org (add address to your contact list). Many thanks to all the people who assisted with this 2017 project!
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!
New 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