Our program for March will be on lacemaking — a technique that may be new to many members. Members of The Piedmont Lace Guild of Virginia will present the program on lace and lacemaking on Saturday, 12 March 2011. Lace Guild members will bring samples of their work and demonstrate how to make bobbin lace and tatting. Members of the Loudoun Sampler Guild will have an opportunity to try lacemaking first-hand.
The Piedmont Lace Guild of Virginia was established in 2006 to promote and preserve the knowledge and appreciation of the fine art of lacemaking. The Guild is centered in Fauquier County and serves lacemakers in the area south and west of the nation’s capital and the Northern Virginia counties.
LSG members whose interest in lacemaking is sparked by this program may be interested in two upcoming events of the Piedmont Sampler Guild:
The spring program on costume will be presented on Saturday, 9 April 2011. Historian Lorene Payne of the Southern Fauquier Historical Society will share her knowledge of 19th century ladies’ wear of the Americas. The program is open to guild members and guests, and refreshments will be served during the program. To register as a guest for the program, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of The Piedmont Lace Guild of Virginia will be among the arts and crafts demonstrators at the Bull Run Library on 21 May 2011 for the program Uncommon Threads: Wearable Art. The Bull Run Library is located in Manassas, Virginia and is part of the Prince William County Library System.