News and Updates, January 2016

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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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Spring Lace Day- May 3, 2014

Our Lace Day celebrating NCRL’s 25th anniversary will be in Chapel Hill, NC.  Click NCRL_2014_Lace_Day_Registration for the registration form and NCRL_2014_Van_Sciver_Workshop_Registration for the wraparound workshop by Holly Van Sciver.

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Fall Lace Day 2013

The Fall Lace Day was held at Ann’s beautiful lake house.  Golden bobbins did a great  job of hosting – thank you.  The goody bags were very nice – especially the biscorni and regular pincushions and the needlecases!  Anitra Stone gave a fascinating presentation on rescuing raptors.


Richard and Nora Worthen setting up shop – he has such beautiful bobbins!



Clay and Karen fooling around.



Sumi and Susan doing registrations.


Clay vending.

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Jorah and Anitra


Liz and Muir shopping.


Hmmm.. How much can I possibly afford?


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Tonder Lace Class with Bobbi Donnelly

Marie hosted a Tonder lace class May 3-5, 2013 at her beautiful studio.

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Spring Lace Day, May 4th, 2013

The Piedmont Lacers hosted the Lace Olympics in Chapel Hill.

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Marie and Friend visit in the beautiful Robert and Pearl Seymour Center in Chapel Hill, NC.

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Fall Lace Day 2012

We met at Sweet Briar College in Virginia on September 15, 2012.  The theme was An Old Twist on Crosses with a presentation on Fairy Stones of Virginia by Nancy Cooper.

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Spring Lace Day, 2012

We met at the Senior Center in Chapel Hill on May 5, 2012.  The theme was Trials and Terrors of Fiber.

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Spring Lace Day 2011

The Piedmont Lacers did a wonderful job with the Spring Lace Day at the Senior Center in Chapel Hill. The program on Idrija Lace by Allie Marguccio was wonderful. She also let us enjoy a display of Idrija lace from her family collection.
Idrija Lace

Idrija Lace

Peg Ladd taught a Beginning Bobbin Lace class.

Beginning Bobbin Lace class

Beginning Bobbin Lace class

Beginning Bobbin Lace class

Jane Armstrong taught tatting, wearing her hedgehog slippers ( she got them at Harris Teeter!)

Tatting Class with Jane Armstrong

Jane's hedghog slippers

Debra Jenny taught a class on beginning jewelry design.
Beginning Jewelry Design

Beginning Jewelry Design

The vendors included Lacy Susan;
Lacy Susan

Richard Worthen;
Richard Worthen

…and the Lacemaker.
The Lacemaker

Sumi made some beautiful Idrija lace in Allie’s workshop.

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