Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Rose Anne shared this Christmas postcard she made with us.
Machine needle felting and hand embroidery
Background has iron on stabilizer for free-hand machine felting process, then outlined with hand embroidery.
Fly stitch embroidery for tree and circle frame with French knot berries.Tree top is a crystal heart with ribbon bow for top.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Gerdine brought in a stack of round crochet motifs that are mounted on fabric inserts. One of us thought it is a pin cushion. Others thought the collection of motifs were stacked together to be used for a larger project later.
What do you think?
Circa 1900Country Antrim, Northern Ireland
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Click here for a PDF version of our November 2011 Newsletter.
This coming Sunday is our regular lace group get together.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
St. Peter's Anglican Church
755 Elm Street at Grant Ave, Winnipeg
Time: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Parking is along the west side of the building. Hope to see you there! If you want to drop by for a shorter time, Mary puts the kettle on for tea around 3:00 pm. Dainties are welcome, optional.
If anyone has some older Canadian Lacemaker Gazettes or other lace/tatting magazines no longer needed, please consider donating them to our library. Thanks to Gerdine Strong for donating the binder of I.O.L.I. magazines! A real treasure… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
December: Christmas Day falls on the last Sunday of the month. Happy Holidays! Next meeting is Sunday January 29, 2012.
Here’s a lace cookie recipe from Debi at Nordic Needle:
Oatmeal Lace Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
- 6 Tablespoon all-purpose, unbleached flour
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter and sugar until light yellow and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla and cream until well combined. Add flour, salt, and oatmeal and mix well. Spray parchment paper with oil spray. Drop by teaspoon onto parchment lined cookie sheets. These cookies should be very flat and delicate so do not spoon more than a teaspoon of dough on your cookie sheet. Leave at least 3 inches between the cookies because they will spread out.
Bake 9-11 minutes until edges are golden brown, but not too dark. Let cool completely until edges are completely set. Using a thin spatula, lift off cookies off the sheets. Store in an airtight containers or freeze, if you have any left!
This is a traditional Swedish cookie that was served several times at camp. It is light and airy, resembling somewhat a punched or cut out paper snowflake.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Beginner Bobbin Lace Class at the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library 1B-183 Kennedy Street
Saturday, Sept. 17 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
$30 class fee, $35 kit fee, includes all supplies.
If you know of someone interested, they can phone Andrea at the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library to register.
204-487-6117 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Have you ever wanted to do a project and you don't have the right size of thread or want to use something other than what your pattern suggests? You might feel like you have to guess on how to make the adjustments and may end up doing a lot of work only to find out that your lace doesn't turn out quite the way you planned.
We’d like to thank Ulla for sharing an excellent article on Resizing Patterns or Threads that tells you exactly how to make the adjustments.
Post comment to let us know how your pattern adjustment turns out!
Friday, June 17, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Thanks to all who organized, advertised, gave out invitations, baked, helped with set up/take down, donated items for the draws and silent auction, brought display items, helped in the kitchen, demonstrated bobbin lace making & tatting, greeted people, answered questions, and smiled the whole day! We had a wonderful time.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
You are Invited!
Join us at the
Northern Lights Lacemakers’
Second Annual Lace Day
Saturday, June 11, 2011
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
St. Peter’s Anglican Church Hall
755 Elm Street at Grant Ave.
Lace Demonstrations, Displays,
Items for Sale!
Donation at the door.