Lacemakers and Collectors Exchange Lacemakersofillinois.org
(Please send possible dates and locations so they can be added here to the webmaster.)
In 2016 Reenactors from
L.A.C.E. were Donna Fousek, Brenda Glenn and Al & Janet Frederickson.
Al came along and spun wool on his Spining Wheel. However, we are looking for demonstrators for 2018. Read on down.
The Goose Lake Prairie Partners
are looking for fiber arts demonstrations for their
upcoming Cabin Festival Saturday June
2, 2018. Any of the lacing types is
acceptable. Hours are from 10 to 3 and period dress is required, particularily
1800s. This event is held near the Cragg Cabin at Goose Lake Prairie State Natural
Area near Morris, IL.
If you are interested contact Susie Johnson. We provide a lunch.
2018 date will be published soon. (from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.) Trades and Crafts Day at Naperville Settlement. We were invited to demonstrate lacemaking again at this event. Time is from 1 to 4 p.m. Naperville settlement is located at 523 S. Webster Street, Naperville, IL 50540. Visit their website: www.napersettlement.com
Nancy Jones, Donna Fousek and Kate Wild participated in this demonstration in 2013.
NEW DEMONSTRATORS NEEDED:
September 16 & 17, 2018;, times is from 12-5 PM both days.
LISLE DEPOT DAYS (921 School Street, Lisle, IL 60532 - 630-968-0499) Experience the roots and early history of Lisle at the Museums at Lisle Station Park! Depot Days features food, entertainment, family fun and more! Enjoy blacksmithing demonstrations, grind corn, sample some old-fashioned homemade apple pie and see for yourself what life was like almost 100 years ago. See http://lisleparkdistrict.org/depotdays.htm for more information.
Susie J., Donna F., & Nancy Tweed were at Lisle Depot Days Saturday September
Old Mill Fall Fest Sunday, September 16th, Times are from 11 am to 5 pm, 427 W. Corning Ave., Peotone, IL. Enjoy participating in a part of History. Don't Miss the Antiques and Exhibits on three floors of the mill. Old Time Crafts, Demos, Sales. A lunch is provided.
We have participated in this festival in the past. The number to call is Helen
Susie J. demonstrated last year on the main floor of the ole mill. She carried a small exhibit of the difference between bobbin lace and tatting for those who confuse the two.
The following items includes hints for setting up a informative demonstration on lace.
Article with hints on demonstrations by Doris O'Neill.
Short History of Lace for demonstration purposes by Doris O'Neill.
Forms to identify the lace on your pillow.
Members: Keep track of your demonstration and volunteer
hours. They will be called for by our I.O.L.I. Liaison.
The hours you spend preparing for your work as an officer, classes, teaching and more, count toward this total.
See printable pdf forms available on the membership page to report your Volunteer/Demo hours.
The reporting year runs from May 1st to May 1st. However, Nancy Tweed requests you turn in your volunteer hours in April
if you have any questions.