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:
07511 287005
This will be answered Wednesday - Friday 10am - 3pm. 

New book!

Eighteen new patterns for scarves, wraps and shawls designed by members of the Lace Guild. Includes A1 pattern sheet with full size patterns!

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:  

Volunteer Appeal
We are currently seeking volunteers to help out at The Hollies! Come for the day and enter the wonderful world of lace! We need gallery attendants to help on the ground floor, while our regular staff are in our office space upstairs. 
Volunteers have flexibility in terms of hours, but will need to commit to slots booked by visitors. During your day with us you will be able to use the library and access our archive between visits by the public. Why not make a day of it? To volunteer, please email with your name, age, availability and location and put ‘Volunteering’ in the subject line.
Closure of Museum and Office
The Lace Guild remains closed until further notice. We will continue to review this situation and provide further updates via our website and social media.
Due to ongoing social distancing there are fewer staff on site. Members who need to contact the office please do so by email rather than by telephone.
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'
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  • 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!
Volunteers Needed!

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 the address below giving us their contact details so that we can refund their payment:

Poole Lace Day - 5th June 2021 - CANCELLED

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
Competition: ‘Silk’
Bring a Packed Lunch
Tickets: Adult £5.50 in advance or £6.00 on the day. Junior £1.00

Change of Contact Details - Lace 181 - Northumbria Lacemakers
Marian on 07763 357843
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