Upcoming Events and Demonstrations

As an organization dedicated to promoting lace, our members are happy to demonstrate lacemaking at museums, schools, state and county fairs, and other educational and/or cultural events. We bring "try me" lacemaking pillows with us so that the interested audience members can give it try. Contact us to inquire about arranging a demonstration.


Upcoming Events

Spring Lace Day April 25, 2020 - Fairfax, Virginia

Old Town Hall, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax, VA 22030

Fall Lace Day October 24, 2020 - Rockville, Maryland

Adventist Health Care Center for Professional Development, 14915 Broschart Road, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850

Updated information is available here!!! We look forward to seeing you!


Demonstrations - Please come visit us

Upcoming Demonstrations:

May 2 & 3, 2020 - Log Cabin Lacers at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, Howard County Fair Ground (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Look for the CRLG demonstrating at the following:

Virginia Renaissance Faire, Spotsylvania, VA

The Textile Museum, Washington, DC

Howard County Fair, West Friendship, MD

Montgomery County Fair, Gaithersburg, MD

Prince William County Fair, Manassas, VA

Virginia State Fair, Doswell, VA

Maryland State Fair, Timonium, MD

American History Museum, Smithsonian, Washington, DC

More to come!


Dates for Upcoming IOLI Conventions

July 19-25, 2020 - Mesa, AZ


Other Items of Interest to Lacemakers

Great New Resource

There is a new addition to the OIDFA (International Bobbin and Needle Lace Organization) website. It is a translator for common lace terms in several languages including French, German, Swedish, Dutch, and Czech. Other languages may be added by members in the future. There are also graphic images/diagrams to represent the terms. If you are working from a lace book in one of these languages and need some translations, try this site:


You might be interested in this blog

CRLG member Karen Thompson recently wrote a blog article about the Bayeux Tapestry in needle lace at the Smithsonian. The link is here.


Every Week a New Edging or Insertion

In the Netherlands nowadays it is very popular to publish every week an edging for crochet or something small to embroider. We, a group of bobbin lace-teachers thought it a good idea to start something similar in lace:

Every week an edging or insertion. It started today with a simple edging in Schneeberg Lace. We will try to make it interesting for all people, not only simple edgings but also more complicated ones. Every Wednesday around 15.00 pm a new edging or insertion will be published on the website www.kloskant.com, or go directly to the page http://bit.ly/1GpjsLJ .





Page last updated August 12, 2019