Introducing another of our volunteer groups who will be demonstrating their craft at the Manitoba Fibre Festival —
Northern Lights Lacemakers is a small lace group based in Winnipeg. The group began formally in 2007. After several years of teaching bobbin lace, Ewa Kurnicka, (of Needlepoint Place) met with students Rise Thompson and Jocelyn Froese to create a lace group in Winnipeg. Jocelyn suggested the name Northern Lights and the women planned the first retreat, held at Laureate’s Landing in St. Norbert, Sept. 2007.
Ten lacemakers attended the first retreat and gradually more students of Ewa’s and other newcomers have joined the group over the years. We have members who knit, crochet, do tatting and bobbin lace. Northern Lights members meet regularly once a month and also participate in events by invitation.
Visit Our Northern Lights Blog: http://northernlightslacemakers.blogspot.com/
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Our lace group is listed on the Canadian Lacemaker Gazette website. www.lacegazette.com