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NEW book, Meru exhibition
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Due out, in tandem with the Meru exhibition, a book produced by Sylvain Le Guen and Georgina Letourmy-Bordier , full of fabulous photos!

The hardback book produced for the exhibition in Meru is
‘L’eventail – Matieres d’excellence’
and retails at 33 euros, plus postage from the museum.:
Musee de la Nacre et de la Tableterie,  …

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For those of you who are feeling the need to treat yourself to a fan, The Textile Society will hold their annual London Fair in October.

Several dealers are known to stock fans for sale, and of course there is a myriad of colour and treasures to enjoy, with textiles and costume from all over  …

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LACE FANS Exhibited! Sebourg, France, 2015
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FCI and CE Participate in the Lacemakers’ Biennial in Sebourg, Northern France


The theme: Paraguay and Nanduti Lace, and fans

The dates:   June 6th and 7th 2015

The aim:       To publicize our organisations and lace fans

The result:   Some new members, and an excellent opportunity to exhibit fans!


Over four  …

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30th Anniversary of Cercle de L’Eventail
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This announcement is to alert members of FCI to the events proposed by the Cercle de L’Eventail (CE) in celebration of their 30th Anniversary in 2015. The celebrations will be held over 3 days, September 17th to 19th inclusive.

Our friends in the CE have been generous enough, once again, to invite those FCI members  …

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What’s happening in BEDFORD in May……
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Fans-i-ful Lace

May 2015 at The Higgins, Bedford

Collectors gallery – Entry free

The Fan Circle International are celebrating 40 years in 2015 and are marking the occasion with a display of beautiful lace fans for the month of May here at The Higgins Bedford.


A handcrafted fan has been specially created for the display  …

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FAB FEATHERS at The Bowes Museum
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PLUMES FEATHERS IN FASHION, the Bowes Museum Barnard Castle, UK, 5/10/14 to 19/04/15

This exhibition was initiated by MoMu Museum Antwerp.
Dresses included ones by Thierry Mugler, Dior, Gaultier, Prada, Gucci, Lanvin and Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton, amongst others. As well as a small selection of fans, this very striking exhibition feathered hats and
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Gilded New York PLUS Fan Design Event
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The intimate Museum Of the City Of New York has an ongoing exhibition called Gilded New York:

Inaugurating the Museum’s Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery, Gilded New York explores the city’s visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted their money as never before. In New York, this era  …

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Lace conference – subject Lace Fans! France, June 6-7 2015
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There will be a special lace event near Lille in France on June 6th and 7th 2015.

The subject for 2015 will be lace fans and the laces of Paraguay. (For more on laces of Paraguay see Kathy Maxwell’s article in the Winter 2013 edition of the FANS Bulletin).

There will be a competition to  …

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Textiles Fair
Manchester textile fair! 1st March 2015
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On March 1st 2015 at the Textile Society’s Antique Textile Fair in Manchester, FCI Publicity Officer Mary Cooper has been asked to give a short presentation on Fans.
As visitors to this wonderful fair are collectors, museum curators, students of the Arts, college lecturers, and so many more, she is taking the opportunity to present  …

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New fan museum opens in St Petersburg
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The first and only one in Russia; the new fan Museum is located at 73-75 Kamennoostrovsky Prospekt. This is a significant contribution to the Museums system in Russia. The revival of the tradition of private collecting, lost after 1917, and the desire of the collector to show the amazing exhibits formed the basis for the  …

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