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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.


Obituary - David Springett

David Springett died suddenly, on 3rd April. He was one of the leading Woodturners in the country and was one of the original bobbin turners to start supplying bobbins after the revival of lacemaking in the 60's and  70's.

 Many lacemakers got to know him and Christine, meeting them at the numerous Lace Suppliers Fairs. He was a wonderful prizewinning wood turner,and was always very helpful and patient with any inquiry and he will be missed.

Donations to the British Heart Foundation.

Current Exhibition at The Hollies

To celebrate the Commonwealth Games being held in Birmingham

the Lace Guild is proud to display some of the items from our Collection

which were made in the Commonwealth.

Lacemaking Holiday, July 2022, Telford

Hemmingbird Lace, bespoke holiday ‘staycation’ in Telford and the UNESCO World Heritage site ‘Ironbridge Gorge’

14th – 21st July 2022  4 star hotel with full board and Spa facilities.

3 full days of lace making workshops with well-respected and experienced tutor Jane Webster.

Half day excursion to the Lace Guild Museum with tour and talk plus 7 other excursions included.

For further details we have a full colour 8 page flyer, please hurry as lace places are limited.

Friends, family and non-lace makers also welcome to join the trip, please call 01954 232802 or email

York Lace Course  7th – 12th August 2022
York St John University, Lord Mayors Walk, York,YO31 7EX

The cost for the course is £455, which includes accommodation, dinner, bed and breakfast and tutoring.

The course is residential and starts 2pm Sun afternoon and finishes at 3pm on Friday afternoon. We have space for 45 delegates divided into three classes. Tuition is from 9.00 - 12.30, and 14.00-17.30 with a break for tea and coffee served mid morning and mid afternoon. Workrooms are also open in the evenings until 9pm but tuition is not provided at this time.

The tutors for the course are Frances Bell, Irene Tomlinson and Sue Scholes and many types of lace are covered including both English and Continental. Complete beginners are very welcome as are the more experienced lace makers. Classes have a maximum of 15 students.

Accommodation is in the student halls of residence in Carmelite street, a 15 minute walk from the workrooms. Each room is ensuite and part of a 6-person flat. Tea and coffee making facilities and fridges are in each flat, as is a sitting area.

Disabled rooms are available on request.

Non-residential places are also available, the cost for this is £140.

Any queries please contact me at

Ria Kishen

Lacemaking Holiday, August 2022, Radstock

15th – 21st August 2022


Ammerdown Center

Ammerdown Park

Radstock, Somerset


01761 433709


A relaxing week of tutored lacemaking with Pompi Parry.


Learn a new type of lace, start a new project or continue an on-going piece of work.


Pompi loves to share her knowledge of Downton , Polychrome Blond and many other English and Continental laces. She also encourages students to be creative with colour and contemporary designs.


There will also be displays from Pompi’s extensive collection of old laces and equipment.


Further information


Residential £795.00

Non Residential £495.00

(Part week possible)