Staffing and COVID-19
Please note that for the foreseeable future, due to the social distancing measures we have put into place for the staff, there will be fewer staff available each day. could we therefore ask for your patience and request that those members who need to contact the office do so by email if possible, rather than by telephone.
Cancellation of AGM and Fringe
Due to the current pandemic we have unfortunately had to cancel the Lace Guild AGM and Fringe. We have consulted the Charity Commission about teh cancellation of our AGM and they recognise the need to be flexible in the current situation. We will consider the options for holding an AGM later in the year.
Those who have booked for the Fringe Workshops or Banquet will receive a full refund of any money paid, however please be aware that due to current Government restrictions this may take longer than usual, so please be patient. If you have booked accommodation at the Holiday Inn Peterborough West you should contact them directly to cancel without penalty.
Closure of Museum and Office
In line with recent UK Government advice, the Lace Guild will temporarily close to visitors from Wednesday 17 March until further notice. At this time our priority has to be the health of our visitors, volunteers and staff, but we will continue to review this situation and provide further updates via our website and social media.
See Stop Press below for other cancellations as they are advised to us.
Rediscovering Cornwall by Sue Morgan
I discover on returning to the far South West a land of past memories. Own design.
Above: Images from the 2019 Triennial Exhibition, 'Discovery'
The three images below have been selected from the 2016 Triennial Exhibition, 'Lets Celebrate'
For our two quarterly magazines, 'Lace' and 'Early Days In Lacemaking'. Articles about visits to Museums and Lace Days, your own experiences, etc, are very welcome.
Do you have a niche lace interest? Tell us about it!
Designed a pattern and would like to share it?
Send anything you think would be of interest to our two editors at ('Lace') and ('Early Days In Lacemaking').
Patterns and articles wanted!
New Lace Guild books coming soon!
Could you volunteer to test some of the patterns sent in to us for our new books? If you think you could, please contact us at the Hollies (or via the website) and we will be (gratefully) in touch with you.
Patterns will be required for forthcoming books - if you can help, please look out for book details in 'Lace' and on the website.
Due to coronavirus, the National Trust has closed all its fee-paying properties, so Early Lace at Hardwick Hall has had to be cancelled.
The following events have been cancelled:
Lacemakers and Needlework Day at the Billinghurst Centre 18 April 2020
Beads Up North with Lace and Textiles, Haydock, 26 April 2020
Lace at Belsay 15-25 May 2020
Dorset: Poole Lace Day 6 June 2020
Lincolnshire: Lincolnshire Lace Makers at Horncastle 6 June 2020 (the planned Etui Couterie Workshop will take place at the October meeting instead)
11th July 2020 10am - 4pm
LACE AND CRAFT DAY
Bromham Social Centre,
New Road, Bromham,
Wiltshire SN15 2JB
Speaker: A Talk on Fine Cell Work
Tickets available from Ann Hannah, 42 The Common, Bromham, Wiltshire SN15 2JJ,
Phone 1380 850589.
Cheques payable to Ann Hannah.