Sneaton Castle Weekend

For a few years a medley of about 30 of the group have spent a weekend at Sneaton Castle, enjoying passing the time with our lace / knitting / embroidery / jewellery without the inconvenience of housework.

Sneaton castle weekend

Sneaton castle weekend

Situated near Whitby on the North Yorkshire moors, Sneaton Castle Centre, formerly a girls’ boarding school, is in the grounds of St Hilda’s Priory, the Mother House of the Anglican Order of the Holy Paraclete.  www.sneatoncastle.co.uk.

 

Hardanger Embroidery Cloth, Bobbin Lace Flowers & Mobile Case, Knitted Stole

Hardanger Embroidery Cloth, Bobbin Lace Flowers & Mobile Case, Knitted Stole

Torchon Bobbin Lace Layette

Torchon Bobbin Lace Layette

This area of Yorkshire has many attractions. Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay are outstanding, local wild life, adventurous walks, steam railway (or DIY at home) keep some of the husbands occupied whilst we visit the wonderful jet jewellery & wool shops.

A small display is usually set up as the venue often has other visitors who are intrigued as to why we are there. The trial pillow has initiated a variety of hands – Sisters from their African Convent, Best-man in kilt and full regalia, local celebrities attending their presentation lunch, group of talented young musicians who also entertained us. Come this last weekend in July, wonder who will be brave enough to “Have a go”?

Needle & Bobbin Lace

Needle & Bobbin Lace

All Bobbin Lace

All Bobbin Lace

Romanian Point Box Lid – mix of Crochet & Needle Lace

Romanian Point Box Lid – mix of Crochet & Needle Lace

Knitted shawl, Torchon tablecloth & box, hand-spun wool

Knitted shawl, Torchon tablecloth & box, hand-spun wool

 

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100 Shades of Green

Some of us are also members of the Wentworth Women’s Institute and were asked to enter examples of lace in the “100 Shades of Green” exhibition at Kiplin Hall to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the W.I. Not much lace around worked in green but a few years ago we created a display “Spring Watch” so had frogs and leaves tucked away on top of the wardrobe.

This is a minute portion of the original to fit a limited space. Mostly bobbin lace except tatted dragonfly and frog spawn. My own entry is the East European Guipure lace “Dragon”, well, it does have a streak of green.

Kiplin Hall: www.kiplinhall.co.uk 16 – 19 May 2015

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Sheffield Lace Makers

Consists of Lace Makers from many different areas. The DISPLAYS were at a meeting of SLM when the different groups showed off their versatility. It was a very enlightening afternoon – tempting too – enticing you to try a different craft that you admired on one of the other displays.

Why not join us for a very pleasant working day (any craft), swap ideas and admire friend’s creations.

Lace Museums

Some good Lace museums in the UK Honiton All Hallows at Honiton http://www.honitonmuseum.co.uk/  Cecil Higgins in Bedford http://www.cecilhigginsartgallery.org/  Bowes Museum near Durham http://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/  Cowper & Newton Museum, at Olney http://www.cowperandnewtonmuseum.org.uk/  Luton Museum – Wardown Park http://www.lutonculture.com/wardown-park-museum/  Gawthorpe Hall near Burnley … Continue reading

Online Shops for Lace Making Equipment

We are often asked where to buy, online, lace making equipment; here are four suppliers we know of:

Jo Firth Lace Making and Needlecraft – Events, Information & Online Shop

www.jofirthlacemaking.co.uk

Lace Making & Tatting Online Shop
www.roseground.com

SMP Lace – makers of lace making equipment
www.smplace.co.uk

Makit Lace and Craft Supplies
www.make-lace-with-us-.com

Please note we have no connection or commercial arrangement with these suppliers.