Letter to the readers
With spring in the air and Easter around the corner we thought our friendly and cute lace bunnies could help us to prepare for this wonderful holiday. You can make them using a variety of colours and then include them in your Easter cards. The Easter eggs and ducks on pages 24 and 25 also make great gifts for your friends or to decorate your home at Easter time.
In continuing with our spring theme we also have a pretty daffodil incorporated into the lace bookmark and a three dimensional lace windmill that you can make.
As you already know La Encajera is always loaded with lots of "recipe" to make different figures and items of lace, but this issue goes a bit further. We have a very special couple of lace lovers that you can make out of lace. But then we show you how to make the same figures out of dough!!! So, yes its true we actually have a real recipe for lace lover Dutch cookies that have the same shape and form of their lace lover friends! So you can make both - something pretty and something pretty good ñ to eat ! They are delicious, you must try them!
Iím sure youíll enjoy seeing this issueís special ìImages from the pastî. Some of us might remember the steel irons that we used to heat up on the stove. There is also Queen Victoria and her family crocheting in 1920 and a lace teacher with her students in Valencia in 1953.
Donít miss out on making the colourful bookmarks on page 20, or the pretty lace edging on page 21.
Take a virtual tour of the exhibit of lace pieces made using gold threads that is now taking place in textile museum in Switzerland on pages 28 and 29.
Lace edgings have so many applications; they can be used for tablecloths, towels, handkerchiefs, sheets, or to enhance clothing items. Since lace edgings are so popular and we decided to choose lace edgings for our next contest theme. We encourage all to participate. See details on page 26.
Have a wonderful spring and Happy Easter!!!!!
Index | Letter to the Readers | Easter Bunnies | Images from the Past | Daffodil Book Mark | Lace Windmill | End of Course Trip | Instructions | Windmill | Lace Lovers | Instructions | Lace Lovers | Peacock Butterfly Three generations of Lace makers | The Ballerina and the Soldier | Lace Events | Colourful Bookmarks | Lace Edging | Instructions | Daffodil Bookmark | Instructions | Ballerina and Steadfast Tin Soldier | Lace Easter Ducks | Lace Easter Eggs | Contest | Lace Edgings | Instructions | Butterfly | Gold Threads Exhibit | Textile Museum Switzerland | Calendar 2002 | Letters from the Readers | SUPPLEMENT 15 PATTERNS