New Zealand Lace Society

Thursday 22 March 2018

Lacemaking Tour

Have you  every  wanted to  see the lacemaking spots in Slovenia and Croatia?

Well here  is your opportunity

“Lacemaking Tour to the Beauty Spots of Europe – Slovenia and Croatia”

in May 2019

This runs out of Sydney and you can access the infromation about it here

Lacemaking tour article and  Lace tour PDF

Here  is some more infromation from the lady  organinsing it all

Dear  ALL

I own a travel company in Sydney and I have been operating our family business for over 30 years. Within my company I have a number of specialist divisions where my staff develop tour programs to certain parts of the world. One of those areas is the Adriatic region, specifically Slovenia and Croatia, which I have been promoting for over 12 years together with the Slovenian and Croatian Tourist Boards.

We also operate a number of small group, special interest tours – for example I have two tours departing soon to Japan specialising in ikebana and textiles.

Over the years I have sent many individuals as well as small and large groups to Slovenia and Croatia and, about 6 months ago at one of our Travel Expos, I met a lady called Robyn Cocks who is a lacemaking judge at the Royal Easter Show as well as an avid lace-maker.

Robyn and I have put together a “Lacemaking Tour to the Beauty Spots of Europe – Slovenia and Croatia” in May 2019 and I have attached an article on the tour as well as a colour flyer in case some of your members might be interested in joining us. A minimum number of 10 participants will be required for the tour to go ahead and there will be a maximum of 20 participants so it will be relaxed and will focus on lacemaking but with other interesting tours for partners if they choose to join the group.

Robyn Cocks will be the Tour Leader for this lovely tour and, to put her experience into perspective, here is a brief biography of her life in lacemaking :-

• Current member of the Australian Lace Guild
• Current member of the Tatters’ Guild (NSW Inc)
• Has been a member of the Embroiderers’ Guild (not current)
• Robyn knits, sews, does embroidery, crocheting, makes lace, toys, paper and paints
• Loves to travel
• Interested in metal and stone lacework on architecture
• Is a lacemaking judge at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

At this stage we are only seeking “Expressions of Interest” for the tour so there is no obligation whatsoever if any of your members would like to join our mailing list.

In May 2018 I will have the tour price confirmed and will then distribute this information to everybody registered on the mailing list so they can make a decision about whether they would like to register for the 2019 tour.

I would be happy to field any enquiries from you or your members about the tour and these lovely destinations. Our toll-free number is 1-300-75-55-01 if anybody would like to contact me or my staff.

Thank you for taking the time to read this email – I look forward to the possibility of hearing from you or any of your members.

All the best