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.

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Next Meeting: 9 January - NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

Thanks to the committee for organising the Christmas Party, a 'reet good do', and to Marian for the lovely bags that she made, one for each member, as a gift from Preston Lacemakers.

Our next meeting takes place on the SECOND SATURDAY IN JANUARY, 9 January.  It is an open meeting, so bring your lace along.  You will need to give the committee any motions that you wish to be decided at the AGM.  This will be your last opportunity to present items for the AGM, although you can have issues discussed after the AGM in 'Any other business' in the Open Meeting.  For issues discussed in the Open Meeting, a decision might need to wait until the next AGM, depending upon the nature and content of the issue.  Please consider standing for the committee and submit your nominations for the committee at this meeting.

With best wishes to everyone for the New Year.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Christmas Party 5 December 2015

It's our Christmas Party on Saturday 5 December so dress up and get ready for some delicious food and fun games.  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.

It was great to see so many at the last meeting and to see such a wide range of beautiful lace being made.  Best wishes to all.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Next Meeting: 7 November 2015 - Members Work Display

Many thanks to Eileen Holmes for an enjoyable and productive workshop making Christmas Tree Decoration Pods.

Our next meeting takes place on Saturday 7 November.  Members are asked to bring along items for the Members' Work Display.  The theme is Four Seasons - Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.  As always, it is great if you can also bring a paper with your name and a little bit about the work so others know who has made the piece.

We shall be making lace and having a chat, so anyone interested in lace is most welcome to come along to the meeting.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Next Meeting: 3 October 2015 Christmas Tree Decoration with Eileen Holmes

Our next meeting takes place on Saturday 3 October when Eileen Holmes will give a workshop on a Christmas Tree Decoration, a gift pod.  Further details can be found on the website by clicking on 'Workshops' on the right hand side of the page or by clicking here.  As always, visitors are welcome and can chat to those members who not participating in the workshop.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Next Meeting: 5 September 2015 - Russian Lace with Ingrid le Count

On Saturday, 5 September 2015, Ingrid le Count will be giving a workshop on Russian Lace.  She will teach both beginners and those who are currently working on a piece of Russian Lace.  If you are not a member of Preston Lacemakers and would like to do the workshop, you will need to contact the Secretary, Carol Fenlon,, on 01695 728320 to see if there are any places left.  More details of the workshop can be found here.

Some members will not be doing the workshop, so if you are interested in joining us you can visit and chat to other members and see their current projects,

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Next Meeting: 1 August 2015 Members' Work Display

It was lovely to see so many members at the last meeting when we had an informative and entertaining talk from Pauline of Polly Jane Yarns.  Members also took the opportunity to purchase some lovely yarns in a range of beautiful colours, patterns and other accessories.

Our next meeting takes place on Saturday, 1 August 2015.  Members are asked to bring pieces of their work for a display.  The theme is 'The type of lace I like making most'.  Please bring a note of your name to show alongside your lace and, if you can, a description of why you like the type of lace you're displaying.

Non-members are welcome to come along as guests, see what we do and join in the chatter.  Bring your lace along if you already make lace.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Next Meeting: 4 July 2015 Polly Jane Yarns

Our next meeting, on Saturday 4 July, will be an interesting and entertaining talk by Pauline of Polly Jane Yarns entitled 'A yarn about a yarn'.  There will also be a vast choice of knitting and crochet yarns, patterns and accessories to browse through and purchase if you wish.  As always, visitors are most welcome.  Please let us know beforehand if you wish to join us as a visitor at this meeting, as we shall have less space than usual and, therefore, can only have a limited number of visitors.  The email address to contact us is prestonlacemakers@yahoo.com or you can telephone our secretary, Carol Fenlon, on  01695 728320 if you prefer.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Next Meeting: 6 June 2015 - Ruskin Lace Workshop with Karen Quickfall

At our next meeting on 6 June 2015, Karen Quickfall will be giving a workshop on Ruskin Lace.  Further details can be found on our 'Workshop's page or by clicking here.  The workshop starts at 10:30.  If you're interested in joining us, come along, because not all members will be participating in the workshop and will be making their own projects in lace and having a chat.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Next Meeting: 2 May 2015 Members' Display - Nature, Flora and Fauna

Our next meeting takes place on Saturday 2 May and members are asked to bring samples of their work which represent Nature, Flora and Fauna to put into the display for the meeting.  A note of your name and something about the work, to put on the display with your item, would be lovely.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Next Meeting: 4 April 2015 Open Meeting

Thanks to all of you who attended the AGM and particularly to those who volunteered for posts. Once again the finger buffet was excellent, thanks to all members for their delicious contributions.  Carol is currently arranging to get the membership card printed so we should have those available for paid up members at the next meeting.

The next meeting takes place on 4 April 2015 and is an open meeting, so bring you lace along and have a chat, get help  and advice and be inspired by the work of others.  Anyone interested is welcome to come along and see what we do.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Next Meeting 7 March 2015: AGM and Jacob's Join Finger Buffet

Our next meeting is the AGM, to be held on Saturday 7 March.  If you have not received your AGM agenda and minutes of the last meeting, email prestonlacemakers@yahoo.com or telephone one of the committee members, as the secretary might not be available between now and the AGM.  Remember to bring some food for the Jacob's Join Finger Buffet.

The AGM is an important meeting for the group so we look forward to seeing everyone.  Visitors are welcome, as always, but will not be able to vote at the AGM.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Next Meeting 7 February 2015 Open Meeting

We had planned to have a viewing of the Contrasts DVD at our meeting on 7 February.  Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, this is no longer possible.  We shall, therefore, have an open meeting.  Bring your lace along and make lace, have a chat and see what everyone else is doing.