Date: March 13 and 14, 2010
Location: Eppstein, Germany
The works of some members of the guild:
My works are on the table:
My view from where I stitched:
The competition room with the works from both the Embroidery and lace guilds:
My Heiwa (japanese word for Peace) helmet on the competition table:
A future bobbin lace maker:
This old lady is making a nativity scene and is wearing articles which are handmade bobbin lace:
These girls even have their own costumes:
www.amazinglace.de designs handmade jewelries using bobbin lace making techniques. Birgit Härtel studied textile design and was born in the Erzgebirge, famous for the tradition of german lace making. She also gives courses. Her website comes in both english and in german.
Antique laces and embroideries
I bought the pattern to make this orchid designed by Katharina Kern from Das Klöppelhaus. Katharina Kern is an award-winning lace maker and designer and she also gives courses:
Schwalm embroidery made by Gisela Anhäuser, who lives near the area where the embroidery originated:
More fine Schwalm Embroideries from Gisela Anhäuser:
These are really fine stitches on fine linen. She does not give courses nor publish patterns, but loves to exhibit her works.
Gisela Anhäuser generously shares her address for anyone interested in her works:
Adelheid Dangela is an Occhi or Tatting lace designer, teacher and book author. Her latest work is Patchwork Occhi.
Barbara Fay also sells her books:
The rest of the exhibited patchwork Occhis:
Frau Annemarie Lehnert is one of the important personalities in the German Lace Guild and she made this transparent dress using needle lace technique . She is also wearing an amazing thread-and-wire handmade necklace! Please click on the photo for detailed format.
Another brilliant Needlelace creation by Annemarie Lehnert:
The German Handspinning Guild (Handspinngilde e.V.) was there too. Thank you for the information and demonstration. I was able to try my hand on spinning for the first time using different tools:
The Weben+ was there. Thank you for the information and the demonstration. I was able to try the Louet Klik and it was awesome.
Goodbye, Eppstein! it was nice getting to know you…