Sooooo exciting!!! I got to tat with Georgia Seitz!!! Had lunch with Tat-man!!!
Met so many other wonderful lacemaking folks as well - such a full, delightful day!
I was impressed by the art glass work combined with tatting, and the electroformed enamel and copper tatting by Jennifer Halvorson.
Got to see - close up - loads and loads of beautiful handmade lace, both antique and contemporary. Many beautiful examples of lace artistry, including some works by Janice Blair.
Shopped at table after table of fabulous arrays of lacemaking goodies from outstanding artisans and sensational shops.
Watched gorgeous lace in the process of being made.
What a memorable experience! So glad that I was able to attend this major event, with the very pleasant company of the lovely ladies of the Lighthouse Lacers guild.
Many thanks and high praise for a job well done to the Land of Lincoln Lacemakers for hosting the 2008 Convention of the International Old Lacers, Inc.
Thanks also to Kate Henry, who graciously allowed me to take some photos of her beautiful collection of 18th century lace.