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Welcome to the Lace Guild


Home of both Traditional Craft and Textile Innovation

Our Magazines

We offer two quarterly magazines to members of the Guild, published at the end of July, October, January and April.


Lace is the main magazine, 64 pages of articles, community news and patterns.


Early Days In Lacemaking is aimed at novice lacemakers, and contains around 30 pages of mostly easy patterns.

We are an educational charity dedicated to the conservation of the past and to the development of the future.

We have a Museum full of important, beautiful and inspirational artefacts which is open every Wed to Sat.

Our Library has many hard to find books which are loaned out by post.

We sell our own books, bobbins and accessories, as well as second hand books and lace equipment and back issues of the magazines.

Shop with us online, by phone, or in person at The Hollies.

Our Museum and Library

Our Shop

THE LACE GUILD as an educational charity is committed to promoting excellence in the craftsmanship of lace and lacemaking.
To complete its aims it is reliant on the membership to cultivate new ideas and support to make them a reality.
Whether that is through supporting the Museum, Library and Archive, CUSTODIANS OF THE PAST, or supporting the continuation of Lace through education and promoting excellence, GUARDIANS OF THE FUTURE.

The next step is to complete the form to be found on the Volunteering Page.
If you are still a little unsure, send an email to The Hollies and we will arrange for you to chat to one of the Trustees.

Current Lace Magazine - Issue 190 Spring 2023


98 at 78 (by Ann Allison)

Part 2 of this feature about the exhibition of contemporary lace by 98 Lace currently showing at The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House, 78 Derngate, Northampton.

Express Yourself (by Jane Atkinson)

How will you choose your next lace project? Will you be guided by your teacher, will you leaf through books and search the Net – or will you follow your instincts and create something that no one has ever seen before?

Seascape (by Angela Thompson)

The making of a beautiful Romanian Point Crochet Braid Lace panel.

Plus... Jan Tregidgo on Contemporary Lace Textiles, and Pat Brunsdon on her entry for the 2022 Triennial...

And patterns by Sara Ruks, Sylvia Carlson, Sharon Scothern and Christine Cooper...

With patterns by Natalie Hodgson, Sara Ruks, Sharon Scothern and Gisela Clasen

Current Early Days Magazine -  Issue 20 May 2023

Membership Renewal Due Soon

Our membership year runs from 1st July to 30th June. Renew by 1st July 2023 to continue receiving your magazines! (Unless you pay by continuous direct debit, in which case no action is necessary.)

Renew either by filling in the form enclosed with your Spring issue of Lace, or by phone on +44 (0)1384 390739, or through our online shop.

Current Exhibition at The Hollies

21 April to 28 July 2023 - Recent Acquisitions

Your first opportunity to see just some of the many items that we have added into the collection post-pandemic. A wide range of types, styles and ages of lace have been acquired over the past two and a half years, so there should be something to please everyone.

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