Preston Lacemakers are a friendly group of people who meet to share their enthusiasm and enjoyment in the art and craft of lace, in all its variations. Our group includes men and women, young and old, beginners to experienced. Throughout the year we have workshops in both lace and other craft techniques. We also promote lace through exhibitions and giving demonstrations.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Next Meeting: 4 February 2017 Make lace and members' display

We were very pleased to welcome Church Meadow crafts to our meeting last Saturday and we had a fascinating time browsing their extensive stall of lacemaking supplies. After lunch we were treated to an interesting talk from the perspective of a supplier and lace fair organiser. A really enjoyable day.

Remember that the AGM takes place at our meeting in March and the secretary will shortly be issuing the relevant papers, so if you have items or suggestions for discussion on the day, please let Carol have them immediately so that she can add them to the agenda.

Our next meeting on 4 February is to sit and relax, chat, make lace and display your work.  Enjoy.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Next Meeting Saturday 7 January 2017 Church Meadow Crafts

Thanks to Stephen Watson for an entertaining talk and workshop on Origami, given after another splendid Jacob's Join Christmas lunch on 1 December.  For those members who were unable to attend, you can see details of his work and some videos on his website www.foldpaper.co.uk, or click here.

Our next meeting takes place on Saturday, 7 January 2017, when Church Meadow Crafts will bring lace and other supplies along for members and visitors to purchase in the morning and will give a talk after lunch.  A good opportunity to think about your next project and to purchase any threads, fabric and equipment you will need.

Our AGM takes place at the March meeting.  If you have any items that you wish to add to the AGM agenda, could you please give them to Carol Fenlon, preferably at the 7 January meeting but definitely by the end of January 2017.

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and peaceful 2017.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Next Meeting: Christmas Party 3 December 2016

Another year has flown by and it is our Christmas Party once again.  Dress up and get ready for some delicious food and fun activities on Saturday 3 December.  Remember to bring some food; plates and bowls; knives, forks and spoons and a wrapped gift to the value of £5.00. Coffee and tea will be available.  If you want a cold drink, bring your preferred drink and a glass.  If you have a nice prize for the raffle, that would be very welcome.

Well done to all those at the last meeting who made the beautiful etuis.  It was a very busy and enjoyable workshop.

Best wishes to all for Christmas and the New Year.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Next Meeting: Etui Workshop with Kathryn Thompson 5 November 2016

At our next meeting on 5 November 2016, Kathryn Thompson will be giving an Etui Workshop.  This has been a very popular workshop with limited places and these are all booked now.  Members who are not participating in the workshop will be making lace and chatting.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Next Meeting: Smocking - Talk by Sally Figgins Saturday 1 October 2016

At our next meeting on Saturday 1 October 2016, Sally Figgins will give a talk on Smocking.  The talk will start at 2.00 pm and last for about 45 minutes to an hour.  Sally is informative, entertaining and interesting, so we should all find the talk enjoyable.  Our meeting will still commence at 10:00 as usual, so bring your current project too.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Next Meeting: 6 August 2016 Open Meeting with Members' Display

Our next meeting takes place on Saturday 6 August from 10:00 to 16:00.  Bring along a piece of your work to add to the members' display.  We'll be making lace, so a good opportunity to make progress on your current project.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Next Meeting: Tatting Workshop with Sue Duckles 2 July 2016

Thanks to members who contributed to the lovely displays of all things tatting and of recently completed projects at our last meeting. Thanks also to the young lacemaker who allowed his work in progress, his own design, to be exhibited. Members' displays demonstrate the range of skills and talents we have in the group and provide inspiration to us all.

A tatting workshop with Sue Duckles will be held at our next meeting on 2 July 2016, starting at 10:30. Sue will provide beginner kits at a cost of £5 each. These include an instructional DVD and booklet, shuttle and thread. If you already have equipment, at least a shuttle and suitable thick thread, you can bring that. For those with some experience, Sue will bring some more advanced instructional booklets/DVDs for you to purchase if you wish.

Members who are not attending the workshop will be making lace, so if you are interested in joining the group, come along, have a chat and, if you would like, have a go at making bobbin lace.

If any members are interested in the trip to Abakhan Mostyn on 7 September, please ensure that you add your name to the list, or let a member of the committee know, before or at the next meeting.

Happy lacemaking!