North Downs Lacemakers was set up in 1980 by a group of local lacemakers, initially meeting in members' homes, and took its name from the area in which they met. As the group expanded other premises were used. The Fritillary was chosen as the group's logo, as it grows wild in the locality.

We are a friendly group of lacemakers and welcome members of all ages. Our members include beginners, teachers and authors who make bobbin and needle lace of all types, traditional and modern. We welcome visitors of any standard of lace making to our meetings.

Our programme of monthly meetings includes talks, mini-workshops, 'Make Lace' evenings with suppliers and a Christmas Party. We meet on the second Thursday of each month at the Morgan Centre in Crowthorne from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. We hold a monthly raffle, and have goods, including membership badges, with our logo on for sale. Members may borrow books from our well stocked Library.

News and Updates

Covid 19 Lockdown

During this time of uncertaity, our regular meeting will have to be cancelled, workshops and other activities curtailed.

We will monitor the Governments requirements for social distancing and cancel meetings as necessary.

Where we are taking part in other activities, we will update the web site if that activity has been cancelled by the organiser

Mean while, members are continueing with their projects. You can see their efforts here

North Downs Annual Lace Day 2020

lace day

The North Downs Lacemakers 39th Lace Day was held on the 26th September 2020 (FROM 10:30 TO 16:00) virtually by zoom. An information leaflet giving details can be downloaded here.

Our speaker was - Anne Hellyer - Embroidery and Textile Artist.

Our suppliers were:-

Also...

We had a very successful exhibition in June 2016 at The Needlework Archive at Greenham. You can see some pictures from the event here.

Workshops

Please join us even if you are a complete novice.

MAY 16 2020

Workshop - Hinejosa/Milanese

Venue: Baptist Church, Yateley, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Claire Bonito (Allen) will be the tutor for this workshop. A £5 deposit before the workshop is required to book a place. Please contact workshop organiser for more details.
JUNE 06 2020

Workshop - Continental Lace

Venue: Baptist Church, Yateley, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Anna Winter will be the tutor for this workshop. A £5 deposit before the workshop is required to book a place. Please contact workshop organiser for more details.
JUL 04 2020

Workshop - Whitework

Venue: Baptist Church, Yateley, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Anna Winter will be the tutor for this workshop. A £5 deposit before the workshop is required to book a place. Please contact workshop organiser for more details.
OCT 10 2020

Workshop - Continental Lace

Venue: Baptist Church, Yateley, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Anna Winter will be the tutor for this workshop. A £5 deposit before the workshop is required to book a place. Please contact workshop organiser for more details.
NOV 07 2020

Workshop - Hinejosa/Milanese

Venue: Baptist Church, Yateley, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Claire Bonito (Allen) will be the tutor for this workshop. A £5 deposit before the workshop is required to book a place. Please contact workshop organiser for more details.
NOV 25 2020

Workshop - Whitework

Venue: Baptist Church, Yateley, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Anna Winter will be the tutor for this workshop. A £5 deposit before the workshop is required to book a place. Please contact workshop organiser for more details.

Meetings

APR 09 2020

April Meeting

Venue: Morgan Centre, Crowthorne, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
AGM - Posponed

Events and Shows

None upcoming

Features

Photographs from our 2019 annual lace day.
Photographs from our exhibition at the Needlework Archive.
Photographs from our exhibition at the 2016 Make-it show.
Demonstrating in Princes Mead.
Demonstrating at the village fete.
Updates on our pillow.


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