Letter to the readers
Very dear Readers:
This issue of La Encajera is dedicated to our great friend, contributor to La Encajera, and director of the beautiful lace museum of Arenys de Mar, Mr.Jordi Palomer i Pons, who passed away this past January.
He not only collaborated with us here at La Encajera, but he gave us much needed encouragement back in the early days when we really needed it. He will always be remembered for all his efforts and dedication to the lace world in which he enjoyed working right up to 80 years of age. We sadly bid him farewell, we will miss him very much-may he rest in peace.
Before we tell you more about the other features in this issue, we want to mention another great man in the world of lace, Rosendo Condis. His life has evolved around lace-makers- mother, grandmother and now his wife. In this issue you'll see some of his artistic talent as a pattern designer of Catalan blonde on pages 10 and 11.
This edition's cover illustrates one of the many magnificent pieces of the Arenys museum. It has eight leafed stems, larger leaves done with whole stitch, contains a variety of background stitches, and a gimp outlines its perimeter. You can see the entire piece on pages 4 and 5. It was originally designed in 1918 by Mariano Castell. The pattern is included in our supplement in this original Size.
This edition we would like to introduce something to wear or give as a gift, but something to add lace to your home decor-lace lamps. We show you two styles.
Don't miss the opportunity to participate in our fan lace-making contest! The prizes are quite enticing; trip, five star hotels, and a wonderful Spanish pillow! Keep in mind that all participants receive prizes and their work will be returned by registered mail (See page 11).
Incorporating lace in clothing gives an opportunity to display your work wherever you go. On pages 12 and 13 you'll see a pretty dress with lace inserts and trimming around the neck and sleeves.
Also in this issue a group of young girls from Lugo share their work with us. Great for the future of lace!
Antique lace edging is featured on page 17, as well as three musical notes to accompany the music that one of our readers sent us.
Something new and different for us here in Spain id the Schneeberg Lace, this is originally from Germany. The instructions complete with diagrams take you through all the steps, from the very first small lace edging to a rose, peacock and ultimately, a beautiful lady with a fan.
Make a rectangular doily with hearts from the information on page,25.A pretty flower to sew on to your blouse and a set of matching earrings. All are quick and easy to make including the pretty bow made in one piece and mounted together with a pearl.
We hope that you enjoy this new issue with our many varied patterns, as much as we enjoyed putting it together.
Letter to the readers | Museum piece Lace Insert with edging | Lace insert with edging | Jordi Palomer i Pons | Two Lace Lamps | The patterns of Rosendo Condis | Fan Contest | Dress with lace inserts and edging | Girls from Burela | Museo Mares | Antique Lace edging | Three Musical notes | The bobbins sound like this | Lace Gathering | Instructions Musical notes | Schneeberg Lace | Rose and Peacock | Lady with a Fan | Leassons of Schneeberg lace | Paintings of Lacemakers | Lace hearts doily | Instructions | Doña Rosita | Lace gathering | Lace Flower and earings | Lace bow | Subscription form | Letters from the readers | Supplement : Activities | Supplement : Patterns