Last week I attended Lace at Sweet Briar at Sweet Briar College in Amherst, Virginia. It was a wonderful week of lacemaking and friends. I took a class with my favorite teacher (Bobbi Donnelly) and my favorite lace (Tonder). Bobbi has a new book out on reconstructions of Tonder cross cloths, and she had all of the laces from the book on display at LASB. Gorgeous! I had the best roommates ever – thanks Mary, Dawn and Judy. We went on long walks, enjoyed the gym and pool, and really stretched our skills as lacemakers. Thank you Clay and all of your helpers for a fantastic week.
Karen’s start for the Big Heart of Denmark bonnet back. Bobbi’s lace and book display. Sue and others in the Tonder class. Sister Madeleine checking out Bobbi’s display. Susie Johnson taught Lace a la Carte Susie’s class Louise Colgan’s Milanese class Louise Colgan’s Milanese class Peyote beaded bobbins and a Milanese Moon Nancy cuts off a piece!Bobbi’s display with Nancy’s Tonder handkerchiefs and the lace from the new book
Susan K’s s’Gravenmoer fan Nancy Carnegie and Bobbi Donnelly celebrate their new book “Spiderweb and Dreams” and the Tonder Museum’s pattern for “Flower Garden”. Bobbi did the reconstructions from old Tonder laces in the museum and Nancy made all of the samples. Bobbi and Karen in the Tonder class.
Dawn’s Milanese phoenix Dawn and Mary M. in the Milanese class Judy in the Milanese class Milanese hedgehog Milanese butterfly unveiled Bobbi and Charlotte in the Tonder classDoor prizes after dinner with Clay, Bobbi and Susie