20th Century Lace
19 May 2021 to 23 July 2021
The Hollies
Volunteer Appeal
We are currently seeking Gallery Attendants to help out at The Hollies with our 20th Century Lace Exhibition.
Our phones are back to normal:

01384 390739
answered Wednesday to Friday 10am - 3pm

Lace Guild Sapphire Anniversary

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Simply Blue is a new publication celebrating The Lace Guild's Sapphire Anniversary of 45 years. The book will feature a mixture of patterns and short articles.

You are invited to submit designs worked entirely or mainly in blue threads, in any lace technique, bobbin or non-bobbin. Patterns or prickings must fit A4 paper. Please include details of thread, tools needed, working diagram and a photo of the lace.


We welcome pictures of lace fitting the brief but without a pattern, for inclusion in a gallery of inspiration. Please include name of maker.


Send contributions by email to Rosemary Green below or by post c/o The Hollies. The deadline is August 31 at the latest but sooner if possible.


Buy a mask!

Lace Guild Face Mask

When booking your visit to The Hollies, don't forget to purchase one of our Lace Guild face masks to bring along...

Buy one now!


New Book!


Our latest book It's a Wrap features eighteen new patterns for scarves, wraps and shawls designed by members of the Lace Guild.


The book is available in our online shop.


Lace Guild Lockdown Facebook Group

Share work produced during lockdown! This could be a project you have finished or a new design you've finally had time to work on. Check our Facebook group for further details...

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Patterns and articles wanted!


We are currently accepting submissions for our two quarterly publications Lace and Early Days in Lacemaking...

  • Do you have a niche lace interest? 

  • Want to share your own views?

  • Designed a pattern and would like to share it?

​​​​​​Send articles to: 



Volunteers needed!

We need volunteers to test some of the patterns sent in to us for our new books. We need people to test:


  • bobbin lace

  • other kinds of lace

  • crochet, knitting and tatting patterns


Please contact us via the website or one of our social media channels listed at the bottom of this page, and we will be (gratefully) in touch with you.


Poole Lace Day - 5th June 2021 - CANCELLED

Contact: info.pblc@yahoo.com

Northumbria Lacemakers new contact details

Northumbria Lacemakers meet at various venues in the NE of England, usually on the third Saturday of the month, over a period of ten months. No meetings in August or December. Young lacemakers welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Membership is £7 yearly plus £3 per meeting, visitors £4. For tickets, contact: 


Marian on 07763 357843


email: northumbrialacemakers@hotmail.com

website: northumbrialace.org.uk