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About The Lace Guild

What is the Lace Guild?

The Lace Guild is the largest lace organisation in the United Kingdom and is an accredited museum with a large collection of lace and associated artefacts. The Guild produces two quarterly magazines,  Lace and Early Days in Lacemaking and publishes books of lace techniques and patterns.

  • We also run courses and workshops throughout the UK.

  • The Hollies, our headquarters in Stourbridge, stages regular exhibitions.

  • We have a large and comprehensive library.

The Guild's Aims

  • To provide information about the craft of lacemaking, its history and use.

  • To promote a high standard of lacemaking.

  • To encourage the design, development and professional presentation of lace.

Our Organisation

See our page on the structure of the organisation:

Contact Us

The Small Print

The Lace Guild CIO is a registered educational charity (a not-for-profit organisation) with a constitution.

It is managed by an elected Board of Trustees.

Registered Charity No. 1195559

Accredited Museum No. RD1950

Easy Fundraising

Did you know we can support The Lace Guild CIO by raising money every time we shop online? Support that means we can, for example, buy more books for the library - and it doesn’t cost us a penny! We’re using easyfundraising, a free fundraising platform that allows us to earn money when we shop online. Easyfundraising works with over 7,000 online retailers, everyone from Tesco, eBay, Sports Direct, M&S, Deliveroo, Just Eat,, and everything in between. Once signed up all you need to do is start your shopping journey at the easyfundraising website, use the donation reminder or app (information will be provided when you register) and the retailer you shop with will send us a donation based on how much you spend. This isn’t about asking you to spend more, but to make you aware that if you are making an online purchase anyway that by using easyfundraising you can donate to The Lace Guild at the same time and at no additional cost. You and your family and friends can register for free now as it only takes two minutes and all you need is your email address.

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