Preston Lacemakers are a friendly group of people who meet to share their enthusiasm and enjoyment in the art and craft of lace, in all its variations. Our group includes men and women, young and old, beginners to experienced. Throughout the year we have workshops in both lace and other craft techniques. We also promote lace through exhibitions and giving demonstrations.
Another year has flown by and it is our Christmas Party once again. Dress up and get ready for some delicious food and fun activities on Saturday 3 December. Remember to bring some food; plates and bowls; knives, forks and spoons and a wrapped gift to the value of £5.00. Coffee and tea will be available. If you want a cold drink, bring your preferred drink and a glass. If you have a nice prize for the raffle, that would be very welcome.
Well done to all those at the last meeting who made the beautiful etuis. It was a very busy and enjoyable workshop.
Best wishes to all for Christmas and the New Year.
At our next meeting on 5 November 2016, Kathryn Thompson will be giving an Etui Workshop. This has been a very popular workshop with limited places and these are all booked now. Members who are not participating in the workshop will be making lace and chatting.
At our next meeting on Saturday 1 October 2016, Sally Figgins will give a talk on Smocking. The talk will start at 2.00 pm and last for about 45 minutes to an hour. Sally is informative, entertaining and interesting, so we should all find the talk enjoyable. Our meeting will still commence at 10:00 as usual, so bring your current project too.
Our next meeting takes place on Saturday 6 August from 10:00 to 16:00. Bring along a piece of your work to add to the members' display. We'll be making lace, so a good opportunity to make progress on your current project.
Thanks to members who contributed to the lovely displays of all things tatting and of recently completed projects at our last meeting. Thanks also to the young lacemaker who allowed his work in progress, his own design, to be exhibited. Members' displays demonstrate the range of skills and talents we have in the group and provide inspiration to us all.
A tatting workshop with Sue Duckles will be held at our next meeting on 2 July 2016, starting at 10:30. Sue will provide beginner kits at a cost of £5 each. These include an instructional DVD and booklet, shuttle and thread. If you already have equipment, at least a shuttle and suitable thick thread, you can bring that. For those with some experience, Sue will bring some more advanced instructional booklets/DVDs for you to purchase if you wish.
Members who are not attending the workshop will be making lace, so if you are interested in joining the group, come along, have a chat and, if you would like, have a go at making bobbin lace.
If any members are interested in the trip to Abakhan Mostyn on 7 September, please ensure that you add your name to the list, or let a member of the committee know, before or at the next meeting.
Members are asked to bring all things tatting to our next meeting on Saturday 4 June 2016 for the Members' Display. Bring examples of your work, favourite books, equipment and any other tatting related items. As always, if you can attach your name to your items or place a label with your name and some explanation with the display, it will make it more interesting for others. We then have a tatting workshop in July for anyone who has been inspired to have a go or to develop their skills.
The next meeting of Preston Lacemakers will take place on Saturday 7 May 2016. The meeting has no formal content, so please bring along your current project and an example of your work for the members' exhibition. Jacqui Southworth will be bringing along items for sale, so this will be a good opportunity to buy any equipment, thread etc that you need or just to treat yourself.
If anyone is interested in making lace and would like to attend, this would be a good opportunity to chat to members and see the wide range of lovely projects currently being undertaken by individual members. If you are interested in coming along and having a try at lace yourself, please contact Carol Fenlon, telephone 01695 728320 or email email@example.com to ensure that lace equipment is available.