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:

Saturday, 4 March 2023

Next Meeting1 April 2023 EGM

Many thanks to all our members who joined us for the AGM today and made such valuable contributions to the way forward for the group.  An EGM will be held next month, 1 April, when the revised constitution will be considered, discussed and, hopefully, agreed.  Look out for the formal invitation to the meeting with the draft constitution for you to consider in advance.

Special thanks to the Chair, Andrea, and Secretary, Katharine, who have led the group so well during such a demanding period.  Everyone appreciates all your hard work and your commitment.

Wednesday, 1 February 2023

Next Meeting: Needle Felting with Lisa Moore on Saturday, 4 February

Our next meeting will take place on Saturday, 4 February when Lisa Moore will be running a workshop on Needle Felting.  Those attending have already chosen the pattern they will make.  Last time, Lisa brought extra packs for anyone who decided to have a go on the day, so it might not be too late to join us if you are interested.  The AGM will take place on Saturday, 4 March at 1.00 pm.  Visitors are invited to join us for both meetings, but will not be able to vote at the AGM.  If any members have not yet received the agenda and minutes of the last AGM, please contact the secretary.

Saturday, 12 November 2022

Next Meeting: Saturday 3 December

The next meeting of Preston Lacemakers will be held on Saturday, 3 December.  Cake, mince pies and nibbles will be provided.  It has been decided that members will bring their own lunches, as a number have specific dietary requirements that make it difficult to participate in a Jacob's Join.

If you would like to join in the secret Santa, remember to bring a wrapped gift, valued at about £5.  There will also be a raffle and more raffle prizes would be welcomed.

At 13:30, we shall be joined by Betsy the Housekeeper, who will give a lively and entertaining talk, in character, about her days as housekeeper at the big house.

We look forward to seeing you in December and wish you happy lacemaking until then. 

Sunday, 2 October 2022

Next Meeting: Saturday 4 November 2022 Make lace and chat

Many thanks to Dianne for a wonderful slide show of the 2016 Lace Guild Exhibition.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and we are hoping to arrange a similar event next year with Dianne.

Our next meeting of Preston Lacemakers will take place on Saturday 4 November 2022.  This will be an opportunity to make lace and chat.  Remember to bring examples of your work to show on the display table.  It is lovely to see how talented our members are and to be inspired by their ideas.  Non-members are welcome to join us for a small visitors fee, which includes hot drinks and biscuits.

Monday, 26 September 2022

Next Meeting: Saturday 1 October Talk with photographs by Dianne Derbyshire: Lace Guild Exhibition Lace

Our next meeting takes place at New Longton Village Hall on Saturday 1 October 2022.  Dianne Derbyshire will give a talk, with photographs, on the exhibits to the Lace Guild Exhibitions.  The meeting commences at 12 noon and Dianne will start her talk at about 1.30.  Non-members are welcome to attend.  A small visitors fee is charged, which includes hot drinks and biscuits.

Sunday, 7 August 2022

Next Meeting: Saturday 13 August 2022 PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

Our next meeting is at 12 noon at New Longton Village Hall on Saturday, 13 August 2022.  Please note the change of date.  This will be a meeting for us to make lace and chat.  Remember that we shall also have the 'All our own work' display.  Please bring any items of your work, lace and other crafts, to put on the display table.

If you are interested in lace but not a member, why not come along to the meeting and see what we do.  Members normally bring their own lunch and a cup for a hot drink, though spare cups are available.  Hot drinks and biscuits are provided and there are shops locally if you need to buy lunch. You will be made very welcome.

Monday, 13 June 2022

Next Meeting: Saturday 2 July 2022 from 12 noon to 4.00 pm.

Thank you to those members who were able to join us at the last meeting for our Platinum Jubilee Celebration.  Katharine brought cakes, prosecco and soft drinks, all of which were delicious.

Our next meeting takes place on Saturday, 2 July at 12 noon at New Longton Village Hall.  This will be an opportunity to make lace and purchase items from the sales table.  We now have a display table each month where members can display examples of their work.  It is lovely to have your own work admired and appreciated and it gives other members ideas and inspiration.

Non-members are welcome to come along for a small charge, which includes drinks and biscuits.

Please note that the usual key holders will not be able to attend this meeting.  Please do not arrive before 12 noon to give the key holders time to prepare for the meeting.