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 young and old and beginners to experienced. Throughout the year we have talks about and workshops in both lace and other craft techniques. We also promote lace through exhibitions and giving demonstrations.
For more information, contact Christine Keber on telephone 01772 339913 or by email:

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Next Meeting: Acorn Bobbins Saturday 7 April 2018

What terrible weather we had for our AGM last month!  Many members were unable to attend because of the bitter cold and the snow, but thankfully we were quorate so could proceed as planned.  The secretary has emailed all members with the minutes, so if any member is reading this and does not have a copy, please contact the secretary.

Our next meeting takes place on Saturday, 7 April 2018, when Acorn Bobbins will give a talk at 11:00 and will bring items for sale.

If anyone would like to visit, the cost for a visitor is now £3, including tea or coffee and a biscuit.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Next Meeting: AGM and finger buffet, 3 March 2018

Our next meeting takes place on Saturday, 3 March.  The Annual General Meeting will take place at 11:00 followed by a Jacob's Join finger buffet, so remember to bring something that can be eaten without cutlery.  You will also need a glass and something to drink if you want a cold beverage other than water.

Please consider whether you are able to contribute to the work of the group by volunteering for a role on the committee, or for other roles which help with the smooth running of the group.

If you would like to attend the meeting as a visitor, you might prefer to join us at about 1.00 pm in the afternoon, after the AGM has ended and the buffet is concluding.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Next Meeting: 3 February 2018: Members' work display, 10% sales table, make lace

At our last meeting, Deborah was unable to attend due to personal reasons.  Our Chair, Liz Parkinson, stepped in and gave a fascinating talk about Vietnam.  She had also brought a number of beautiful examples of their craft work.  As Liz has family living in Vietnam, she has been able to see a number of interesting places all over the country and to meet many local people.

At our next meeting on Saturday, 3 February, we shall have a display of members' work and the 10% sales table will be available for you to make purchases.  We shall be making lace and having a  chat and a laugh.  If you think this might be for you, why not come along and see us on Saturday 3 February.

Friday, 29 December 2017

Next Meeting: Deborah Robinson's talk 'The Lace Magazine' on January 6th, 2018

I am told that you all had a great time at the Christmas party and that the food was as delicious and varied as ever.  This is the first Christmas Party I have missed in many years, thanks to a pre-Christmas bad cold!

Preston Lacemakers are very fortunate to have Deborah Robinson, the current editor of 'Lace' magazine, as a member.  Lace magazine is issued by The Lace Guild, whose website is and you will hopefully be able to find by clicking here.  Deborah has very kindly agreed to give a talk about her role as editor, which I am sure will be both enjoyable, interesting and enlightening.  Her talk will start at about 11:00 on Saturday, 6 January 2018.  Non-members, and anyone interested in joining us, are welcome to attend, on payment of the normal visitor charge.

Best wishes to everyone for a happy and healthy 2018.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Christmas Party 2 December 2017 11:00

Many thanks to Pat Bradford for an interesting, challenging and enjoyable workshop in November.  The time flew by as we were all so engrossed in learning how to make the Christmas Tree decoration.

On 2 December 2017 it will be our Christmas Party.  Dress up and get ready for some delicious food and fun activities.  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.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Next Meeting: 4 November 2017 Christmas Tree Decoration with Pat Bradford

Our next meeting takes place on Saturday, 4 November 2017.  Pat Bradford will be giving a workshop making a Christmas Tree decoration.  In order to take part, you need to have put your name on the list and selected your preferred colour.  You will need basic bobbin lacemaking equipment, nine pairs of bobbins and £1 for your kit.  Not all members are participating in the workshop, so if anyone is interested in visiting the group, there will be others with whom you can chat.  More details about the workshop can be found here.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Next Meeting: Welcome meeting Saturday 7 October 2017

Many thanks to Mainly Lace for bringing such wonderful supplies for member to purchase at our last meeting and to Barbara for a fascinating talk about threads.  Barbara had lots of examples of all sorts of threads, which were of great interest to members.

Our next meeting takes place on Saturday, 7 October, during Preston Arts Festival.  As part of the festival, we are welcoming people to join our meeting, free of charge, to see what we do and, if they would like, to have a go themselves.  So why not come along, have a chat to lacemakers and, if you would like, have a go at a range of lace techniques.

A number of members have already signed up for Pat's workshop in November, making a Christmas tree decoration.  If you have not already signed up and would like to take place, make sure that you sign the sheet available at the October meeting or let Pat know what colour you would like and whether you are a beginner or an improver.  More details are available on our workshop page, click here.