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:

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Next Meeting: 6 October 2018 Talk by Deborah Robinson on the Lace Guild's 'Lace' magazine

Many thanks to Pat Hoath and Barbara Brooks of Mainly Lace for bringing all their wonderful supplies and for an entertaining and interesting talk about their many and varied commissions.  We also enjoyed meeting and chatting to so many visitors.

Our next meeting takes place on 6 October 2018 when one of our members, Deborah Robinson, will give a talk about her time as editor of the Lace Guild's 'Lace' magazine.  Deborah will bring along copies of the magazine and we look forward to hearing about events 'behind the scenes'.

This is a change to the published programme as Gwynedd Roberts is no longer available for personal reasons.  Our thanks to Deborah for stepping into the breach.

Saturday, 18 August 2018

October 2018 Meeting: Change of advertised speaker

Gwynedd Roberts was scheduled to speak at Preston Lacemakers meeting on Saturday, 6 October 2018.  Unfortunately, and with regret, she is now unable to attend for reasons beyond her control.   Thankfully, one of our members, Deborah Robinson has stepped into the breach and will give a talk about her time as editor of the Lace Guild's 'Lace' magazine.  We are very grateful to Deborah and look forward to a glance 'behind the scenes' of the Lace magazine.

Monday, 13 August 2018

Next Meeting: Mainly Lace Saturday 1 September 2018

Lovely to see so many members at the last meeting and to welcome a visitor.  All members should have received a Newsletter by email or post.  If you have not received one, please contact the secretary.

Our next meeting will be held on Saturday 1 September 2018 at 10:00.  Mainly Lace will be bringing supplies for sale and Barbara Brooks, of Mainly Lace, will be giving a talk about 'Commissions'.  The talk will take place about 11:00.  If you are interested in joining the group, listening to the talk and/or buying some lace supplies, do join us.  The cost is £3 for each visitor, which includes tea and coffee - it's helpful if you can bring your own cup.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

CHANGE OF DATE Next meeting is 11 August 2018 - Open Meeting

Thanks to all our members for a busy and enjoyable meeting on Saturday 7 July.

Please note that our next meeting takes place on Saturday 11 August 2018.  The church asked us to change the meeting date as they need the premises for a wedding.  We have no special events booked, so it is an opportunity to chat with friends, make lace, show off you work by placing it on the display table and browse the sales table for bargains.  You can also look through the library for help, inspiration and information.
If you are thinking of joining us, this would be a good meeting to attend to chat to others and see what we do.

Monday, 4 June 2018

Next Meeting: Saturday, 7 July 2018

Many thanks to Sue Taylor for an excellent workshop on Bedfordshire Lace.  Sue had pricked patterns appropriate for the level of each workshop member and had told us in advance of the number of bobbins and the thread we would need, so we were all prepared to start at the beginning of the workshop.  Sue gave us clear demonstrations and helpful tips.  She was able to give everyone the individual help needed whilst still having a chat and a laugh.  We all had a thoroughly enjoyable day.

At our next meeting we can continue with our own projects, see what others are doing and have a chat.  If anyone would like to join us, it would be a good meeting to pop in and find out more.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Next Meeting: 5 May 2018 Making Lace

Thanks to everyone for finding their way to our change of venue last month.  We had a fascinating talk from Acorn Bobbins and were able to purchase beautiful bobbins and other gifts.

In May, we return to our usual venue of Penwortham United Reformed Church.  We have no speakers arranged, so we shall have the opportunity to make our lace, see the work being done by others and to chat.  If you are interested in making lace, this would be a good opportunity to come along and see what we are doing and chat with members.

Thursday, 29 March 2018


Penwortham United Reformed Church has informed us, at short notice, that we are unable to use their premises on 7 April 2018 because essential electrical work is being carried out.  As our last meeting was disrupted due to snow, we were reluctant to cancel the meeting.  We have been able to book the Board Room from 10:00 to 15:00 at Penwortham Priory Academy, which is about 10 minutes walking distance from the Church.  The full address is:

Penwortham Priory Academy
Crow Hills Road

All members should have been informed, but if you have any questions, please email or contact the secretary.