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

North Downs Annual Lace Day 2017

lace day

The North Downs Lacemakers 36th Lace Day was held on the 30th September 2017 at The Yateley Centre.

Our speaker was Alison Eskriett talking on 'What the well dressed Georgian woman wore'. Our suppliers were:

Photographs from our previous Lace Days: 2016 Lace Day |2014 Lace Day | 2013 Lace Day | 2012 Lace Day | 2011 Lace Day | 2010 Lace Day | 2009 Lace Day.


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


Please join us even if you are a complete novice.

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Photographs from our 2016 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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