Fenlanders

A lace group in Cambridgeshire since 1982

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Lace Fair

The first Makit LQN Fair since the start of the pandemic saw crafters visiting the Burgess Hall in St. Ives. The Lace Guild AGM was also held at the venue. The Lace Guild executive and approx. 40 members attended.

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OIDFA 2021

The 19th OIDFA Congress was scheduled for August 2020 in Estonia, was postponed until 2021 and then cancelled due to the ongoing restrictions to international travel.The Executive Committee still wanted to hold the ‘Fairy Tale’ competition, recognising the work that had been done. They decided that the pieces of lace would be judged from photographs …

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Fenland Lacemakers in 2021

Our monthly meetings and weekly Monday morning classes have continued to be held on Zoom,. A few have been able to make lace together outside on Wednesdays when the weather has been fine. And we managed one lovely Saturday outdoor get together.

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Zoom meeting

Fenland Lacemakers have continued to meet each month via Zoom to talk about the lace projects we have been working on individually. This Thursday, 1 April we will have a speaker! Ann Day will be talking about the Lace Guild and its extensive collection of lace.

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More solitary lace

Fenland Lacemakers and members of the Monday class have been doing quite a bit of lace during lockdown. Getting ahead (for once!) for Christmas is a recurring theme, and this shows the lovely festive pieces Jenny has made.

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September meeting

Well, we actually managed to hold a meeting with several of our members – on Zoom! Although it was a shorter session than usual, and we didn’t make any lace, it was good to catch up after the last few months.

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Lace during lockdown 

Bobbin lace making is one of the many crafts that has kept people occupied during lockdown. Most lacemakers, having learnt the basic stitches, are able to follow the technical drawing for a pattern and have a stash of threads. The one thing they might not have is a new pricking to follow. Xandra Baillieu, a …

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June and beyond…

While social distancing guidelines are still in place it is not possible for us to meet on 4 June at Hemingford Grey Reading Room. As restrictions are lifted we will reassess the situation and will keep you informed by messages on this page.Take good care of yourselves, keep up the lace making – or whichever …

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No May meeting

Our monthly meetings are on hold at the moment, as are the Monday morning classes. More news in due course.

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Planned meeting on 2 April

A message from our chairperson, Kath:- In view of the escalating Coronavirus situation and the government guidelines on meetings and social distancing I think it is best if we do not meet on Thursday 2nd April. This would have been a working evening, and I’m sure that you are all able to get on with …

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