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Ithaca Lace Day & Conference
Ithaca Lace Day

The Document, aka Lace Day Class List and Registration Form!

Ithaca Lace Day is generally the Saturday before Columbus Day, at the Ramada Inn in Ithaca, New York, on Triphammer Road in front of Pyramid Mall. (Please read the note at the bottom of this page if you wish to stay at the Ramada.)

On Saturday, from 9:00 AM through 3:30 PM, everyone who appreciates lace is invited to come and see what we do. (Best time is before 2.)
  • Exhibits
  • Demonstrations
  • Vendors
  • Try-It-Yourself
  • Raffle Drawing
  • Special Guest Lecture & Slide Show at 12:45!

Vendor merchandise includes:
  • Lacemaking books and videotapes
  • Bobbins, lace pillows, and other lacemaking tools
  • Tatting shuttles
  • Huge variety of thread types and colors
  • Antique and collectible lace and linens
  • Jewelry and other items of handmade lace.

To help keep Lace Day a free educational event open to the public, the Finger Lakes Lace Guild, Inc. will be selling special limited-edition commemorative "2017 Ithaca Lace Day" bobbins. In addition, a wide variety of raffle prizes are contributed by our vendors, individuals, and other lace organizations. A raffle ticket is available for a $1.00 donation to the Guild, three tickets for $2.00. The drawings are held during the Saturday evening banquet; prize recipients who are not present will be notified.

Ithaca Lace Conference
Other Conference events run throughout the weekend and generally require advance registration. These events include:
  • Lacemaking Workshops, featuring world-class teachers
  • Saturday Evening Banquet Dinner
  • Saturday Evening Lecture
  • Friday Evening Reception with Hors D’oeuvres
Saturday afternoon lecture
Carolyn Wetzel - In Search of Aemilia Ars Lace in Bologna

Saturday evening lecture
Florence Quinette - Normandy Lace - Plus a lace exhibition of Chantilly Lace and Blonde of Caen

Contact us to be added to the Lace Day mailing list.

Scholarship Guidelines
Scholarship application

Reserving rooms at the Ramada
Rooms can be hard to find in Ithaca in the fall, so those wishing to stay at the Ramada Inn Airport should book well in advance and cancel if necessary, adhering to the cancellation guidelines set by the Ramada Inn. Call the local number (607) 257-3100 and ask for the room block being held for the Finger Lakes Lace Guild, Inc.

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Updated July 10, 2017