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: prestonlacemakers@yahoo.com.

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

PLEASE NOTE: CHANGE OF VENUE APRIL 2018 MEETING


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
Penwortham
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 0JE


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

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.