Letter to the readers
Dear lace friend, Whether we like it or not, it seems each year Spain becomes more integrated in the European Community and as a result, the international community, as well. La Encajera always strives to keep abreast of new trends, so in this issue we are going to introduce you to lace made in far corners of the globe. So get ready, fasten your seat belt, and come on a trip with us to some very far away places!
First we warm up by just taking a short hop north to the UK where we find two beautiful double lace edgings, containing rambling roses, flowers and diamonds. But these edgings are very special; they have been designed so that both edges have a clean finish, no rough edge! Using colours to make the flowers stand out and a design which produces a very clean edge, you will not only see these British works of art on pages 4 and 5, but learn how to make them, as well.
On page 6 you will take a short break from your travels and enjoy a short story about lace written by an eleven year old lace-maker for which she won a prize.
Pack your bags! We are off to a lace event in the Republic of Slovakia on page 7.
Next to a very far away place Australia, where you will see a beautiful lace vest worn by a pretty model that features a Platypus swimming. (pages 8 and 9).
Then we cross a few oceans and its back to Europe where we enjoy another wonderful place Holland. There we visit the Lace maker's Christmas Fair. On page 12 you will enjoy a pretty little doily also made in Holland.
From Holland we drop down south to Italy to see a very original shawl / corset. Are you getting tired yet?
We knew you would need a break by now, so we return home to attend a lace gathering in Valencia.
Then we're off again, this time it's the Check Republic, where we find Iva Proskova who always seems to surprise us with her stylish designs. Her 4 mysterious women are something else! See them on pages 16 and 17.
Back home we pay homage to two very special lace makers/teachers, Felisa Martinez, teacher and Esperanza Casado, royal lace-maker, on pages 22 and 23.
One more trip, just across the Atlantic to the US, where we learn how to design a bookmark.
Lastly in this issue don't miss the official announcement of the Third International Lace Event which will take place in Javea, Alicante, Spain, November 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2002. We want to give you plenty of time so you can plan your travel arrangements to attend and also prepare your submission for the contest of Lace Flowers. Don't miss this one, its expected to be the best ever!!
We are sorry to have to report that after 4 years of holding prices down, we have finally been forced to raise the price of La Encajera. The cost of paper and printing has steadily gone up. We hope you will understand.
Index | Letter to Readers | Rambling Roses Lace Edgin Flowers and Diamonds Lace Edging | Lace story written by an eleven year old lace maker | Lace Event in Slovakia | Lace Vest - Platypus Swimming | Holland Lace Makers Fair | Germany's Annual Lace Congress | Small Doily | Original Lace Corset or Shawl from Italy | Lace Gathering - Fallas in Valencia | Torreblanquins Lace makers - Poem | Four Mysterious Lace Ladies | Instructions -Two Lace Edgings | Instructions - Lace Shawl/Corset Two Lace Gatherings | Design your own bookmark | Two bookmarks | Homage to our Lace Makers - Poem | Royal Lace Maker | Selective Exhibition | Fighting Cancer with Bobbin Lace | Third International Lace Event and Contest | 2002 Lace Calendar | Greetings from our readers | Letters from our Readers | SUPPLEMENT 15 PATTERNS