News and updates

It’s been a bit quiet round here for a couple of months and in my lace-making as I am expecting my third (and final!) baby so life has been taking on a somewhat different focus. However I managed to get my creative mojo back recently and have been busy sewing and I have resumed lacemaking with working on my collar (blogged about here).

Collar 1

Collar 2

I’m not nearly as far on as I would like but now I’m in the 2nd trimester I’m just itching to get things DONE and get involved with EVERYTHING so I’m having to focus my efforts somewhat.

Collar 3

We’re also taking lots of family days out, as I’m sure many of you are, so whilst you’re out and about over the summer, here are a few lace-related events and collections which may be of interest. These are all in the UK but the Lace News network has information on worldwide events, workshops and lace days. The UK Lace Guild and Lace Society websites also list groups and activities so it is worth checking them regularly for updates. This is by no means an exhaustive list- if you know of any collections or exhibitions I’d love to hear about them.

Where to see some lace

Lace collections:

South

Allhallows Museum, Honiton- http://www.honitonmuseum.co.uk/

V&A, London- http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/t/textiles/

Cowper and Newton Museum, Olney, Bucks- http://www.cowperandnewtonmuseum.org.uk/lace-making/

Athelstan Museum, Malmesbury, Wiltshire- http://www.athelstanmuseum.org.uk/collection_lace_malmesbury.html

Worthing Museum, West Sussex- http://www.worthingmuseum.co.uk/collections/costumeandtextiles/

 

Midlands

The Lace Guild Museum, Stourbridge- http://www.laceguild.org/museum/home.html

Nottingham Industrial Museum (Lace making machinery)- http://www.nottinghamindustrialmuseum.co.uk/Collections/Textiles/

Wardown Park Museum, Luton- http://www.lutonculture.com/wardown-park-museum/galleries-and-exhibitions/lace/

 

North

Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley- http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gawthorpe-hall/

Bowes Museum- http://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/

Whitworth Art Gallery- http://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/ (Closed for Refurbishment until October 2014)

 

Exhibitions and Events:

Imagine- Lace at Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire- http://www.waddesdon.org.uk/events/the-art-of-lace-historic-and-contemporary-materials,-techniques-and-display-symposium

National Portrait Gallery- ‘The Lace Trail’ BP Travel Award 2013 winner Sophie Ploeg’s exhibition http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/exhibitions/bp-portrait-award-2014/the-exhibition/bp-travel-award-2013.php

Coming up…

Gateways- An exhibition by the 98 Lace Group- 6 September to 1 November 2014, Wisbech & Fenland Museumhttp://www.98lacegroup.org.uk/events.html

Stables Gallery, Twickenham- Lacemakers exhibition http://www.richmond.gov.uk/home/services/arts/the_stables_gallery/stables_gallery_exhibitions/lacemakers.htm

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