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, click on 'What you need to know...' below or contact Christine Keber on telephone 01772 339913 or by email: prestonlacemakers@yahoo.com.

Monday, 4 November 2019

Next Meeting 7 December 2019 Needle Felting Workshop with Lisa Moore

Many thanks to Gillian Roberts, of Belladonna and Roses, for a fascinating and entertaining talk about Corsetry at the last meeting.  Gillian also brought examples of her beautiful and inspiring work.

At the next meeting, Lisa Moore will give a Needle Felting Workshop.  Only members who have booked and selected the kit that they would like to make will be able to participate.  If you would like to join in please contact the secretary by emailing prestonlacemakers@yahoo.com or telephoning 01772 339913 as soon as possible.

If members would like to participate in the secret Santa, remember to bring a wrapped gift to the value of £5.  The raffle last year, where members wrapped special prizes in Christmas paper, was enjoyed by all.  We would, therefore, welcome donations of wrapped prizes from members this year.  Remember to bring your own lunch.  The committee will provide a non-alcoholic punch and nibbles.

If you are considering visiting this meeting, please contact the secretary beforehand by email or telephone, as detailed above.

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Next Meeting: 2 Nov 2019 - Corsetry by Gillian Roberts

Many thanks to Tatting and design for bringing all their wonderful supplies.  Barbara also gave an excellent workshop of tatting, both shuttle and needle tatting, which members thoroughly enjoyed.

At our next meeting, Gillian Roberts, of Belladonna and Roses, will give a talk on Corsetry.  She will bring along demonstration items and corsets for members to try on.  The talk will start at 11:00.  Visitors are welcome for the talk and the remainder of the meeting.

Sunday, 4 August 2019

Next Meeting: Tatting and Design with their supplies 7 Sept 2019

Thanks to all members for another friendly meeting in August.  We were delighted to see two members who have difficulty attending because of personal commitments and a visitor who is thinking of joining the group.

Congratulations to Dianne, Carole and Deborah, who have been awarded a medal of excellence and the Northumbria Trophy in the Lace Guild Triennial 'Discovery' Exhibition.  Their work is entitled Banks' Endeavours.  Many thanks to them for bringing the trophy and medal to the meeting for fellow members to see.

Tatting and design will be joining us at our meeting on 7 September 2019.  They will be bringing their supplies, so a great opportunity to purchase threads etc.  For those members who have signed up, Barbara will also be providing a tatting workshop.

As always, there will be the opportunity to make your own lace and have a chat with our friendly members.

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Next Meeting: Make lace and chat - Saturday, 3 August 2019

Many thanks to Jacqui Hyman of Textile Restoration Studio for an fascinating, enjoyable and informative talk, titled 'Sticky tape, moths and men', about the conservation and restoration of textiles.  Members also took the opportunity to purchase a number of items and products to assist in the care and conservation of textile items.

Our next meeting takes place on Saturday, 3 August 2019.  This meeting is an opportunity to make lace, chat, share ideas, look at the work of other members and make purchases from our sales table.  If you are interested in learning more about lacemaking, this would be a good meeting to attend.  You can come along as a visitor for £3.00, including hot drinks and biscuits.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Next Meeting: 6 July 2019 Jacqui Hyman of Textile Restoration Studio

It was great to see so many members at our last meeting when we all had the opportunity to make progress on our lace projects, view the beautiful items completed by others and catch up on everyone's news.

Our next meeting takes place on Saturday, 6 July when Jacqui Hyman of Textile Restoration Studio will give a talk titled 'Sticky Tape, Moths and Men'.  The talk will start at 11:00 and Jacqui has invited members to bring along any textiles for which they would like advice on conservation.  Members will also have the opportunity to purchase conservation items from Jacqui.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Next Meeting: 1 June 2019 Make lace and chat

Many thanks to members for their positive approach, at our recent EGM, to dealing with a sudden and significant increase in costs.  Please note that meetings will now be held until 15:00 instead of 16:00 and that we shall have no meeting in January in the future.

Our next meeting will take place on Saturday, 1 June from 10:00 to 15:00 when we shall be making lace and chatting.  There will be a table available upon which members can display their lace and the sales table.  If you want to visit, we make a small charge of £3.00, which includes hot drinks and biscuits.  You can pop in at any time during the day for as long as you would like.  We have a spare pillow available if anyone would like to try bobbin lace.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Next Meeting: EGM 4 May 2019

Many thanks to Helen Wilkins for giving an enjoyable and informative workshop on Needle Tatting at our meeting in April.

All members should have received information about the Extra-ordinary General Meeting, which is taking place on Saturday, 4 May 2019 at 11:00.  If not, please contact the secretary for the agenda and additional information.  Once the EGM has ended, we shall all be making lace and having a chat, so anyone interested in coming for the first time or just to visit us would be better waiting until about 12 noon before arriving.