Forthcoming Exhibitions at The Hollies
Currently The Hollies is still not open to Members so we have rescheduled our Exhibitions once more. We are hoping to re-open by the end of January 2021. Please do check before visiting as Start and End dates and 0pening times may have altered.
20th Century Lace
3 February to 23 April 2021 The Hollies
including Saturdays 6 February, 6 March
and 3 April
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
Postponed until a future date
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.
Welcome to the Collections
30 April to 23 July 2021
including Saturday 1 May, 5 June and 3 July
Over the past year or so, our Museum collection has been enhanced, through the generosity of its respective members, by items from both the Lace Society’s collection and the Guild of Needle Laces Archive. Therefore this display will appeal to both Bobbin and Needle lace enthusiasts.
Display themed with the Stourbridge Glass Festival
30 July to end September 2021
More details coming soon.