Letter to the readers
Thanks to all of you readers and friends we were able to celebrate the 5th anniversary of La Encajera by making a special issue 18 which contained all the details of the Third International Lace Event, as well as publishing the winning entries of our lace edging contest. In this issue you will get to see some of the other contest lace edging entries - very interesting, especially note the Czech village made in needle lace on page 4. Also don't miss the tatted leaves on one of the three tatted pieces on pages 12- 13, also entered in our lace edging contest. This is the first time such a technique appears in La Encajera. Our contest participants produced such wonderful works of art that they all merit publication. We will be publishing more entries in future La Encajera publications.
As a La Encajera reader you have many advantages, and one of those is to be able to see an exhibit of lace at your leisure, often after it has closed to the public. The Halas Laces of Hungary presented in Barcelona this past spring is one, don't miss it on page15. But in this issue you also get the privilege of seeing an exhibit ahead of time! On pages 6, 7, 10, 11 preview a most interesting and collection of antique lace maker postcards, an exhibit that will not open to the public until this coming November in the museum of Javea. More advantages, staying informed; the beautiful Halas laces will make a second visit to Spain, they will be displayed in the Javea Museum from October 4th until November 11th, 2002.
Talking about privileges, we had a special and personal tour of the Museum Artes y Costumbres Populares of Sevilla and want to share it with you on pages 18 and 19.
If you like what you see, we want you to realize that a visit to this museum is planned into the activities of the 3rd International lace event this coming October and November in Javea.
The colourful peacock in progress we published on the back cover of issue number 6 drew a lot of attention. So we followed up on it, and is now ready for you to make! See it finished on page 16 and its pattern in the supplement. On page 20 we pay homage to a dear friend of mine who is 94 years old, Rosario Molto. On page 22, 25 and 27 you can visit lace gatherings practically all over Spain, in Benitachell, Almagro, Marbella, Tarragona and Castelldefels. Another interesting thing in this issue is that a group of Lacemakers entered into the Guinness book of Records by making lace non-stop during 100 hours. You can read about it on page 14. We also welcome the new Director of Arenys Lace Museum, Neus Ribes.
Enjoy another issue of La Encajera.
Lace maker made in Lace | Index | Letter to the Readers | Czech Village Made in Needle Lace | Bobbin Lace Edging "Flowers" | Collection of Antique Lace Maker Postcards | Three Bobbin Lace Edgings | Continuation of Antique Lace Maker Postcards | Three Tatted Lace Pieces | Guinness Record | Halasi Lace Exhibit | Colourful Lace Peacock | Two Lace Edgings With Gimp | Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares -Sevilla Homage to Rosario Molto White and Red Lace Edgings | Lace Gathering in Benitachell | New Director Arenys Museum / Admirable Women | Lace Edging with Hemstitch, Handkerchief | Lace Edging With Scallop | Lace Gathering in Marbella / Instructions Tatting | Lace Gathering Tarragona and Castelldefels | Lace Insertion for Shawl | Elegant Lace with Corner | Instructions Tatting | Letters from the Readers | Third International Lace Event.