The Lace Guild

Lace Events

The Lace Guild Fringe 2017

The Everglades Hotel
Derby Rd, Halton, Widnes WA8 3UJ

Saturday 1st April–Sunday 2nd April, 2017

Deborah Robinson – Normandy Patchwork (New Lace from Old Tat)
Susan Roberts - Chrysanthemum lace
Eve Corrall - Make an individual necklace
Alison Larkin - Whitework

Normandy Patchwork (New Lace from Old Tat) with Deborah Robinson

Recycling pieces of unwanted and unloved lace to fashion into something new / work of art is very therapeutic. Normandy Patchwork lace is made by cutting motifs from old lace, rearranging and sewing on to background net (think Freeform with old lace). Bring your experimental lace samples, lace from discarded underwear (washed!), old and new machine-made lace, cheap trimmings etc, to make into a fan, purse or picture (also useful for making lace-trimmed scarves, decorating T-shirts...).The Lace Guild has old patterns for Normandies and several completed pieces which will be on display for you to examine.

The Museum Collection will also have surplus pieces of old lace available for purchase.

Chrysanthemum lace with Susan Roberts - FULLY BOOKED

J Chrysanthemum lace is a Belgian tape lace that uses some of the techniques in Brugge flower lace and is worked in a similar thickness of thread.  The braids have one plain side (cloth or half stitch) and one decorated side in spider ground, traditionally it is worked with no more than eight pairs so the lace grows quickly.  The spider ground is worked without pins but you don’t have to have worked braids like this or done sewings to attend. 

Why not come along to this workshop and try something a bit different.

Making an Individual Necklace with Eve Corrall

Come and create a unique necklace/neck decoration using simple bobbin lacemaking techniques. Working with textured, metallic and plain threads; adding beads; using your personal choice of colours. The variations are endless. Together we will create a necklace that fits you perfectly Basic skill level, but with the opportunity to use more advanced techniques.

Whitework with Alison Larkin

Learn how to stitch beautiful whitework embroidery to embellish your lace-edged cloths, handkerchiefs etc. This method uses simple embroidery stitches and pulled thread work to create a lacy motif which compliments your bobbin lace work. There are two motifs to choose from, a stylised Jacobean Flower or a Wild Rose design. They are stitched on evenweave linen with cotton threads. Come and try something different!

This workshop does not use bobbin lace techniques, but a little experience of embroidery will help.

See more of Alison's work at

Cost for Fringe






£6.95 Assorted sandwiches and chips


£5.95 All day tea and coffee

Cost for Hotel

We have managed to secure a discounted overnight rate for attendees. Please contact them directly and advise them you are attending the Lace Guild event for the below prices. The price includes bed and breakfast, and is a 20 minute drive from Haydock Park Racecourse, where the AGM will be held on Sunday 2nd April at 11:30am.



Entrance to the AGM is free of charge and open to all members of The Lace Guild. To speed your entrance to the meeting we would ask that wherever possible you bring either your AGM pass (if you have attended Lace Fringe Events) or your membership card with you. If you have lost your membership card a new one can be obtained by sending an SAE to The Hollies.

The Haydock Park (not just) Lace Fair, run by Church Meadow Crafts is on the same day. Entrance to this Fair is £4 on the door and £3.50 if bought in advance by 14th March. Please contact Church Meadow Crafts for details. Admittance to the AGM is easy from the Fair, it is up a flight of stairs but lift access is available. Please ensure you have had your hand stamped so you may return to the Fair without paying again. If you attend the AGM first, you will need to pay to access the Fair.

The booking form can be downloaded as a PDF file.

Booking form envelopes are not to be postmarked before 6th February 2017. These must be returned by 21st March 2017.