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.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Calendar of Upcoming Events



January 31,      11-4                Lacing at Tri Point with Heather G.
February 21-22,                      Brenham Retreat-Ant Street Inn
February 21     11-4pm           Lacing at Tri Point with Heather G
February 28     12:00pm         Short Business Meeting during Lunch
February 28-March 2,             Ulricke Voelcker class-French Laces
March 21         10-2                Business Meeting - Program: Russian Tape Lace 1
March 28         11-4pm           Lacing at Tri Point with Heather G.
April 18           10-2                Business Meeting - Program: Russian Tape Lace 2
April 25           11-4pm           Lacing at Tri Point with Heather G.
May 2-4,                                 Louise Colgan class-Milanese
May 16           10-2                 Business Meeting - Program:  Russian Tape Lace 3
May 30           11-4pm            Lacing at Tri Point with Heather G.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

I hope your holidays have been pleasant so far.  Here are a couple more pictures of ornaments made by our members from our Christmas party.  I was unable to attend the party and have relied on members to send me photos of their ornaments.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.

Though our group calls itself "The Alamo Bobbin Lacers" we do not only make bobbin lace.  Many members also make other forms of lace, such as tatting, knitting, crochet and needle laces.  Though our main focus is bobbin lace, we are supporters of all types of lace.  Let's face it, we just love lace!

A lovely tatted ornament from Cheryl.

Since I was unable to attend the party, here are pictures of the three ornaments I made for the exchange. Members may be seeing them next year, (but I may be greedy and keep them all)

With the new year upon us, I have once again resolved to work more on lace and finish items that are hogging up pillows.  I know I will manage this one, at least in part, because I need to use the pillows for other projects.  

If you are in San Antonio, Texas, or nearby and want to see lace being made, stop by Tri Point at 3233 North Saint Mary's, on January 31, from 11- 4pm.  I will be there demonstrating lace making and will show you how easy this craft is and answer any questions you might have.  Come join me and make some lace!
Heather G.