Thursday, May 14, 2015

More finished items

It is always so nice to see what people in our group have finished.  Here are a few more items that   Karen H. finished from the French Lace class and from our Tonder class last year.

 Barjac Ombree

Karen wearing another Barjac Ombree piece she finished

Karen's finished Tonder lace

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Louise Colgan Workshop

Louise's workshop was, once again, a wonderful event.  This year Louise also taught Bucks Point to one of the attendees, who was making a fan Louise designed.

Louise Colgan with her students at her workshop. May 2015 

JoAnn's Bucks point fan in progress

Beverly's white and gold Celtic cross

Louise instructing Andree on her new moon

JoAnn and Judy hard at work

Beginning lacers Tonya and Janette starting their first Milanese project, the moon.

And a few of the students were able to finish their projects that were in progress from earlier classes.

Heather N. completed her tea cup to go with her teapot.
Beverly finished her Celtic cross

Heather G. finished her teapot.

It was a very successful workshop.  As with all workshops, the participants endured stiff necks, aching backs and tired eyes to learn everything Louise had to teach us about her designs.  It was Wonderful!

Louise will be returning next May, so mark your calendars and make plans to attend.  Louise will be offering other types of lace next year.  So watch your newsletters or contact the Alamo Bobbin Lacers at alamobobbinlacers @yahoo.com for more info.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Finished projects

It is hard to believe sometimes when you are actually finished with project that has taken so long to work on.  But I have finally finished my Idria lace handkerchief as well as the Cantu ornament I began in December from Betty Manfre's class.  The handkerchief was begun in January, so it wasn't so bad to finish.

As always there are more works in progress.  I hope to finish a few more in the next couple of weeks-ok, months!
Here is a piece of Barjac Ombree that JoAnn finished last month after Ulrike's French lace class.

And here is the work still in progress,  Wow, just Wow!  Look at all those bobbins and pins!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Demonstrating at Folkfest

In case you have never heard of Folkfest, it is an annual festival hosted by New Braunfels' Heritage Village in New Braunsfels, Texas.  Heritage Village is the home of the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture  holding some of amazing pieces of handmade furniture from the early 1800's.  All of it made by hand by early German settlers arriving in Texas.

JoAnn and Heather demonstrated bobbin lace outside the small outdoor kitchen while docents gave lectures about the structure and it's contents, until rain drove them into the building for shelter.
JoAnn worked on a large scale Bucks Point lace which will one day grace her fireplace mantle.

Heather worked on a Hinojosa fan.

The two even graced the front page of the local paper, The Herald-Zeitung on April 11.

The festival held demonstrations and activities such as flint napping, hatchet throwing, quilting, sewing, folk dancing, basket making and of course lace making. Re-en-actors showed what is was like to be in the confederate army and part of the Buffalo Soldiers after the Civil War.  There was so much going on, it was difficult to keep up with it all.  It was interesting and fun to see the history come alive.

If you are in the area during the 2nd week of April next year, stop in and enjoy all the festivities.  Be sure to come by to meet the Alamo Bobbin Lacers demonstrating at the event.  Or just stop by Heritage Village during their open hours and look at the wonderful museum and preserved buildings from Texas' early history. Sorry, the lace makers are only there during the festival.

Heather G.

Friday, April 3, 2015

It is once again time for Easter. Here are some lace eggs to celebrate made by a couple of our members.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Barjac Ombree Class Pictures

Ulrike Voelcker's Barjac Ombree lace class was a hit.  Ulricke is a wonderful teacher and has extensive knowledge of all types of lace.  Here are a few pictures from her class here in San Antonio.

Mance works diligently as Ulricke gives an explanation. 

Cheryl pauses for a photo

Amy working on her lace

Amy's Barjac Ombree

Ulricki with Pat

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Projects in Progress or The Never Ending Process

So much lace to make and so little time!  I have several projects that are as yet unfinished.  

Here is a bit of a future hankie that is about 1/4 of the way finished. This pattern was given to me and I don't know where it came from.

I also have Louise Colgan's teapot to finish from last year's class.

Hopefully I can finish it in May during Louise's workshop with the Alamo Bobbin Lacers.

The Hinajosa fan from Carolina De La Guardia's book Spanish Braid Lace-Special Fan Patterns, is progressing-SLOWLY.

I still have 2 Cantu projects from Betty Manfre's classes; the mat from early last year and an ornament from the December class.

 Alright! I am putting myself on restriction! I cannot start any more projects until I finish something!

But. . . but. . , Ulricke Voelcker is coming in February to teach French lace. . . 

Sigh, I am doomed!
Heather G.