Forthcoming Exhibitions at The Hollies

Recent Acquisitions

3 April - 26 June 2020

including Saturdays 4 April, 2 May and 6 June


This annual display theme is an opportunity for you to see just some of the fantastic and interesting items which have been accessed into our Collection over the past year. Expect lace of all types including some scrumptious Early Lace from the 16th century.


20th Century Lace

3 July - 25 September 2020 The Hollies

including Saturdays 4 July, 1 August and 5 September

It is the policy of The Lace Guild to actively collect through purchases and gifts, examples of the laces which are currently being made. Our 20th century  collection spans the work produced by professional lacemakers at the start of the era through to those who took up lace as a hobby as the century progressed and ended. There were enormous changes to the way people were taught, the designs and patterns they were making, and a movement away from monochrome to colour.  

Hungarian and Other Eastern European Laces

2 October - end December 2020 The Hollies

including Saturdays 3 October and 7 November

Continuing with our 20th century theme, around 1900 there was an expansion of distinctive needle laces in Hungary of which Halas is the best known. The Lace Guild's collection also has examples of Nemeshany and Ponnonia. These, plus bobbin laces attributed to Hungary and other Eastern European countries will be displayed.