Hope you are all enjoying a bit more freedom now & are managing to get out & about!
I bring sad tidings I’m afraid – we cannot meet this year after all. Churchdown Community Centre is being used to give booster vaccinations every weekend until 5th November. This may well be extended so we took the decision to cancel November’s meeting too.
Below are the dates we have booked for 2022 & 2023. You can put them in your diary & hopefully we WILL meet on one of them!!!!
Saturday 8 January 2022
Saturday 12 March 2022
Saturday 14 May 2022
Saturday 9 July 2022
Saturday 10 September 2022
Saturday 19 November 2022
Workshops (if we have them): 19 March and 20 March 2022
Saturday 14 January 2023
Saturday 11 March 2023
Saturday 13 May 2023
Saturday 8 July 2023
Saturday 9 September 2023
Saturday 18 November 2023
Workshops (if we have them): 25 March and 26 March 2023
We are aiming for our next meeting to be on
Saturday 8th January 2022
Needless to say I will need to confirm this nearer the time! I will contact Churchdown in December & will let you know when it is confirmed.
In the meantime keep on slinging bobbins!
Here are a few bits of information that have come in through the website:
Cotswold Lacemakers – I am very sad to hear that Cotswold Lacemakers has folded. It met at Southam nr Prestbury, Cheltenham but due to falling numbers is no longer viable. Thank you to the committee who have tried to keep it going! Members who wish to join Glevum would be very welcome!
Lace Guild – The Lace Guild has been advised that it needs a new roof. It has been repaired on numerous occasions but is now beyond repair! If you would like to donate to the Roof Fund please see the Lace Guild website www.laceguild.org.
Lace Braid Workshop – Braid Lace Making workshop with Europa Chang Dawson at Kingshill House in Dursley, on Saturday 11th September 2021. (10am – 4pm) The cost of the workshop is £74 which includes a light lunch and all day refreshments. For further information or to book please see our website www.kingshillhouse.org.uk
Lace Competition (received in July) – The Cowper & Newton Museum is situated in Olney, Buckinghamshire. Olney is well known for two things, as one of the main Buckinghamshire lace towns and as the home of Amazing Grace. Today we have launched a competition for all lacemakers to celebrate the 250 anniversary of the writing of Amazing Grace. The winner will receive £500. To find out more visit our website https://cowperandnewtonmuseum.org.uk/amazing-lace-250-competition
Lace Group – We have had a request, through the website, from a returning lacemaker who is seeking a self help person or group in the Swindon area. Please let me know if you can help her & I will pass on your details.
That’s all from me for now! Looking forward to 2022 – a New Year & a new start!
Take care & keep well!
Jan & the Committee xx