Fall 2021 Lace Day

NCRL held its Fall Lace Day on October 30, 2021, at Wesleyan College in Durham, NC. For the first time in a long time, we got together to make lace, visit, shop, swap treasures, have lunch and just be together! Thank you to everyone who planned this enjoyable day, provided goodie bags and free items for Lace Maker’s Alley, and helped set it up and take it down. We are a great guild because of our members! The board is starting to make plans for a Spring Lace Day in 2022. We hope to see you then.

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Spring into Fall Lace Day, Sept. 19, 2020

As you know, we had to reschedule our Spring Lace Day due to the coronavirus pandemic.  We were planning another Fall Lace Gathering so we will combine it into Spring into Fall Lace Dy. We have secured the Seymour Center for Saturday September 19th and our Spring planned activities are lined up for the new date.  Vicki Lamb has graciously agreed to organize the event.

Workshops: The workshops we scheduled are planned for the new date.

Lace Knitting with Michelle Chase

Bobbin Lace Pendant with Tonya Little

Introduction to Tatting with Arlene Medder

Tatted Ice Drops with Jane Armstrong

Wrap Around Workshop with Holly Van Sciver

Holly will be here for lace day and the workshop. Kris Conrad will touch base with those of you who signed up.


Both Holly Van Sciver and Richard Worthen will be vending on September 19.

Guest Speaker

As originally planned, Karen Douglas will present Bobbins through Time: How the Past Influences the Present.

Commemorative Bobbins and Shuttles

We will distribute the Spring Bobbins on September 19th.  We will also have the NCRL Commemorative bobbins and shuttles at that time. If you are not coming on September 19th, please find a friend who can pick up your order. Unclaimed orders will be mailed after the event.


If you registered for Spring and ordered lunch, we assume you will be coming to lace day on Sep. 19th and your lunch order remains in place. If you registered and are not coming in September, please let Liz Redford know and she will refund your lunch money. If you did not register for Spring Lace day and are coming in September, please fill out the registration form and mail your registration by September 1.

Registration Form

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Fall Lace Day 2019

NCRL’s Fall Lace Day will be held November 2, 2019 at the Seymour Senior Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Registration begins at 9 AM. Featuring a Shop in a Box with Holly Van Sciver bobbin lace and a lacemaker’s alley.

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2018 NCRL Annual Lace Day

NCRL will host its Annual Lace Day on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center in Chapel Hill, NC.

The theme will be Into the Woods:  Flora and Fauna.

There will be a wrap around workshop (April 20 and 22) with Holly Van Sciver.

There will be classes for tatting, bobbin lace and making dream catchers.

Vendors will include Holly Van Sciver, Richard Worthen and Shuttles by Design.

Richard Worthen will present a program on the Wonderful World of Wood.

Click on the following link for more information and the Registration Form:

Spring Lace Day 2018


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Spring Lace Day April 1, 2017

Spring Lace Day at the Seymour Center was a great success!  Thank you to all who helped plan this fun day.Jorah helping at Registration.

Ann Geddie’s Beginning Bobbin Lace Class  Muir Dean manning Lacemaker’s Alley  Myrriah Lavin’s Teneriff Lace Class  Tonya Little’s Class on Torchon Bracelets  Tatting 101 with Katie Verna  Bling Your Shuttles with Carolyn Kotlas  Mastering Cluny Plaits with Sandra Maier Richard Worthen’s beautiful bobbins Lacemaker’s Alley with Muir Dean  Holly VanSciver selling all the books and supplies we need.   Lunch and snacks Beautiful displays  Door prizes NCRL business meeting Madame President  Anitra Stone’s presentation on Tatting 

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Spring Lace Day 2017

On April 1, 2017 we will host our Spring Lace Day at the  Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Click here for the registration form:

NCRL 2017 Lace Day RegistrationRev

Registration: 9:00 a.m.
Vending: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Classes, Socializing, and Making Lace: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Lunch hour: 12.00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Program: 1:00 p.m. “From Tatters to Treasure” by Anitra Stone
Business Meeting and Door Prizes: 2:00 p.m.

Holly Van Sciver: Van Sciver Bobbin Lace
Richard Worthen – Richard’s Bobbins
Rita Richmond – Shuttles by Design

For more information, email Michelle Chase at zzmclwc@hotmail.com.


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Jewelry in Lace – Spring Lace Day – April 16, 2016

We had a great meeting this last Saturday – thanks to everyone who was involved in planning and putting on the day.  The theme was Lace Jewelry and the displays were awesome.

Goodie bags

Goodie bags

Holly Van Sciver taught a wrap-around workshop and was a vendor.  There were several classes on Saturday.

Introduction to Bobbin Lace Class with Debra Jenny

Introduction to Bobbin Lace Class with Debra Jenny

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Dianna's bracelet

Dianna’s bracelet

Sumi's bracelet

Sumi’s bracelet

Barbara Johnson taught a Neck-Lace class.

20160416_10354520160416_10360020160416_103617Rhoda Stein taught a Herringbone Beading class.

Herringbone Beading class with Rhoda Stein

Herringbone Beading class with Rhoda Stein

20160416_10344220160416_103452We had some wonderful vendors, including Holly Van Sciver, Richard Worthen and Susan Wenzel.  We also had a Lacemaker’s Ally, where you could buy gently used supplies and books.

20160416_10103020160416_10104920160416_101039The displays of lace jewelry was very nice.

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Lace scarf

Lace scarf

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My apologies for any fuzzy pictures – my camera died and I had to use my phone.

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News and Updates, January 2016

To receive our newsletter, you must be a member of NCRL. Click here for our membership form:  Long Membership Form

Our annual Lace Day will be April 16, 2016 in Chapel Hill, NC.  We will also host a wrap-around lace workshop with Holly Van Sciver on April 15 and 17.  Click here for the agenda and registration forms:  Spring 2016 Stuff.     The deadline to order bobbins and goodie bags is Feb. 26.  The deadline for registration and the workshop is March 15.    Email Muir Dean if you wish to help with the day.

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Spring Lace Day, Saturday, March 28, 2015

North Carolina Regional Lacers
2015 Lace Day
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Coordinated by the Mountain Lacers of Asheville, Hendersonville and Landrum, SC
Robert and Pearl Seymour Center
2551 Homestead Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Commemorative Bobbin deadline: January 20. 2015
Lace Day Registration deadline: February 1, 2015
9 AM Registration
9 AM – 3PM Vending
9:30 AM- 12 noon Classes, Special Exhibits, Socializing and MAKING LACE
12 noon Lunch
1 PM – 2 PM Program Rescue That Stash of Old Lace: presented by Elizabeth Kurella
What to do with that stash of old lace? Always a vexing problem for those with their own collection or an inheritance of grandmother’s old lace moldering in an attic or under a bed. Elizabeth will present tips on sorting through dirty old stashes of old lace from flea markets or attics, how to wash, rescue and store the good stuff. What to use, what to save, what to give or throw away. This is intended for ordinary household or antique middle-class fashion lace — not for museum quality lace.
2 PM Business Meeting and Door Prizes
3 PM – 6 PM Special Class Session with Elizabeth Kurella $10 for the class
Click the link below for the Registration form for the lace day.  The 2nd link is the separate wrap-around workshop by Holly Van Sciver.
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Spring Lace Day May 3, 2014

Our 25th Anniversary celebration was a great success.  I want to congratulate our new and returning officers – President Jane Armstrong, Vice President Prabha Ramakrishnan, Treasurer Sandy Randolph, Secretary Liz Redford, Librarian Marg Harbaugh and Newsletter Editor Mary Alexion.

Our next Lace Day will be in the Spring of 2015 at the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill, NC.  Date and time to be announced when set.

Cigar boxes decorated by members

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Checking for door prizes!


Presentation by Holly Van Sciver


Presentation by Holly Van Sciver and NCRL business meeting


Presentation by Holly Van Sciver and NCRL business meeting


Presentation by Holly Van Sciver and NCRL business meeting


Door prizes


Door prizes


History of NCRL Display


Beginning Bobbin Lace class


Jane Armstrong’s tatting class


Jane Armstrong’s tatting class


Lace Maker’s Alley




Holly Van Sciver’s shop


Richard and Nora Worthen’s shop


Registration desk

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