New Phone Number During Lockdown
To enable the office staff to work from home as much as possible, we are providing a temporary mobile phone number:
This will be answered Wednesday - Friday 10am - 3pm.
UPDATE WEDNESDAY 21st OCTOBER: Please note that due to staff working from home, local restrictions, sickness and annual leave entitlement, the office will be closed during half term for the week commencing October 26th. There are still some delays in sending out orders, but the staff are working to get up to date as soon as possible. We thank you again for your patience and understanding during these difficult days. The staff have been genuinely upset that they have not been able to provide our usual service, but I am sure that you appreciate the sterling efforts they have made thus far and ask that you continue to bear with us!
Lace Guild Lockdown Exhibition
We have all had more time to stay at home and make lace this year. We thought it would be nice to share this in an online exhibition “Lace Guild Lockdown”. This could simply be a project you have finished or a new design, perhaps relating to the virus (those images are quite lacy), spending more time at home, or maybe nature returning as streets are quiet. Check our Facebook and website for further details and we look forward to seeing what you come up with. We plan to hold a physical exhibition of Lockdown Lace sometime next year and we hope we will be able to borrow some of our favourite pieces. In the meantime stay safe, make lace! The link to the new group is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/888608224958952/
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.
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.
Above: Images from the 2019 Triennial Exhibition, 'Discovery' (more images in the gallery)
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.
Not just bobbin lace patterns! We also need volunteers to test other kinds of lace, crochet, knitting and tatting patterns.
Ware Lace Makers Lace Day - 27 February 2021 - postponed
We are sorry to announce that due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19 we feel it best we postpone our Lace Day that was due to take place in February 2021.
But, to give you a bit of good news, we have moved the day to Saturday 25 September 2021.
We look forward to hopefully seeing you then.
Fenland Lace Makers Lace Day - 13 March 2021 - cancelled
It is with great regret that Fenland Lace Makers announce the cancellation of the 2021 Lace Day.
We are unable to confidently ensure a Covid-19 secure environment for our visitors and therefore have made the decision to cancel.
We will be in touch with traders who have booked tables.
Would any lacemakers who purchased tickets for 2021 at the lace day this year please contact us by email at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx giving us their contact details so that we can refund their payment.
Poole Lace Day - 5th June 2021 - hopefully going ahead
St George’s Church Hall, Darby’s Lane, Oakdale, Poole, Dorset BH15 3EU.
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Speaker: Sandi Woods on Utter Madness in Milanese and Silk
Bring a Packed Lunch
Tickets: Adult £5.50 in advance or £6.00 on the day. Junior £1.00