Saturday, February 17, 2018

February Meeting

As usual, an enthusiastic group of us got together this month at the Franklin Township library for a Saturday of lacemaking, chatting, and sharing of patterns, books, and recently purchased treasures.  Lots of different types of lace was on display and many folks were starting new projects today.  Pat, our resident teacher and lacemaker extraordinaire, always brings many books and magazines for us to talk about and drool over.











We meet every third Saturday of the month for a day of lacing and conversation. We are a group of friendly lacemakers with a range of experience - we are lucky enough to have a professional instructor to teach the beginners and work with the experienced.  Anyone is welcome to join us!  The room we meet in at the library is large with lots of light.  Feel free to email us at cranberrylacers@gmail.com for more information.Cranberry Lacers has been a chartered chapter group of IOLI for 25 years. 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

January meeting

A group of nine lacemakers gathered on a lovely January Saturday at the Franklin Township public library in Somerset, NJ.  All types of lace were on our pillows today:  Torchon, Tonder, Binche, Paris, Russian tape lace, and even a little tatting.  Beautiful work as our bobbins were flying!











We meet every third Saturday of the month for a day of lacing and conversation. We are a group of friendly lacemakers with a range of experience - we are lucky enough to have a professional instructor to teach the beginners and work with the experienced.  Anyone is welcome to join us!  The room we meet in at the library is large with lots of light.  Feel free to email us at cranberrylacers@gmail.com for more information.
Cranberry Lacers has been a chartered chapter group of IOLI for 25 years. 

Our fellow Lacemaker, Andi Trasborg

In memory of Cranberry Lacer Andi Trasborg,  July 5, 1947 - December 18, 2017





Pictures from 2014 Weave History Conference




Sunday, December 17, 2017

Holiday Lunch

Cranberry Lacers gathered at the Stage House Tavern in Somerset for our traditional December "meeting" - the holiday lunch.  We shared wonderful conversation and great food in this historic restaurant, enjoying ourselves in a private room in the part of the building that was over 200 years old.  Part of the fun of the afternoon was continuing a 20 year old tradition of reading "The Night Before Christmas" and doing a gift swap.  Everyone brought a gift and every time during the reading the word "the" was said, the gifts were passed to the next person around the table until the last "the" was said and the gift in your hands was the one that you opened and kept.  The book that has been used for all these years was gifted to the group 20 years ago in 1997 by Trish, sadly no longer with us.  It is believed that the idea for this was started in 1996 and then Trish bought the book the following year.



"All cheesecake pieces should be this size."



Sunday, November 19, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017

October Meeting

On a beautiful fall day, the Cranberry lacers gathered for lace making and good conversation.  A tatter joined us today and we were thrilled to see her beautiful creations!  So many different types of lace on our pillows.


A bit of Binche on Marcia's pillow


A Russian tape lace dragon on Mary's pillow


A Binche bookmark on Helga's pillow


A bit of Chantilly on Arlene's pillow


Mary working on her tatting


Barbara's beautiful tatted pieces


Barbara tatting



We meet every third Saturday of the month for a day of lacing and conversation. We are a group of friendly lacemakers with a range of experience.  Anyone is welcome to join us!  The room we meet in at the library is large with lots of light.  Feel free to email us at cranberrylacers@gmail.com for more information.

Cranberry Lacers has been a chartered chapter group of IOLI for 25 years. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July meeting

Our July 15th meeting was filled with friendship, lace, and food, as always.  Our members take turns bring desserts (and sometimes additional goodies) to share during our lace days.  Thank you to Cranberry Lacer Veronica for a wonderful spread this month!  Some of our members didn't make it, as they were anxiously packing up in preparation for the annual IOLI Convention, which began the very next day.  Looking forward to hearing the stories of those who attended!


Almost finished piece of lace.....




Delicious spread today!


We meet every third Saturday of the month for a day of lacing and conversation. We are a group of friendly lacemakers with a range of experience - we are lucky enough to have a professional instructor to teach the beginners and work with the experienced.  Anyone is welcome to join us!  The room we meet in at the library is large with lots of light.  Feel free to email us at cranberrylacers@gmail.com for more information.

Cranberry Lacers has been a chartered chapter group of IOLI for 25 years.