A lace group in Cambridgeshire since 1982

March Christmas Tree Festival

As usual we decorated a tree with lace, this year it was teardrop designs.

Bookmarks, bookmarks, bookmarks

This was our colourful display at the 2019 Makit Fenland Lace Fair.

Looking forward to November

Materials for the ‘Little Trees in s’Gravenmoer’ workshop on the 7 November are:

Lacemaking equipment.

22 pairs wound with linen 60/2, Anchor 40, Tanne 50 or similar thread maximum of 30cm on each Bobbin.

1 gimp pair wound with Perle 5 or Perle 8, contrast or matching maximum 20cm on each bobbin.


Denise showed us how to make necklaces and bracelets out of looped beads. It was a very quiet evening with everyone concentrating hard on counting beads!

October Fest

Firstly, our October 3rd meeting will be a beading workshop with Denise Bending. Denise will provide all the equipment needed, but if you have beading needles or a beading mat, you could bring them along.

Two days later, you can replenish all your lace supplies at the Makit Fair. That’s on Saturday 5 October at Burgess Hall, St Ives.

For those of us who attend the Monday class, the first session of the new term starts on 7 October.

Exhibition open!

‘Whole stitch, Half stitch, Twist’ is now open at the Norris Museum, St Ives.

Demonstration days are on 5th and 19th August, and 2nd and 16th September, with a Workshop for you to have a go at making a small piece of lace yourself on Friday 30 August. More details at http://www.norrismuseum.org.uk/

Some of our members went along for a sneak preview…..have a look at some photos from the evening.

July meeting cancelled

There will be no working evening this Thursday.

Programme update

Denise’s workshop on beading will now be held in October. See the new running order here

Our lace exhibition this summer

Fenland Lace Makers will be holding an exhibition from 27 July to 29 September 2019. 

‘Whole stitch, Half stitch, Twist’ gives a brief history of lace, looking at traditional and modern pieces and showcasing members’ work.

The Norris Museum, The Broadway, St. Ives PE27 5BX.

 Go to http://www.norrismuseum.org.uk for opening hours

Demo days: 5th and 19th August, 2nd and 16th September

Lace Day

Another successful Lace Day for Fenland Lacemakers.the speaker, Louise West gave a fascinating talk about her contribution to the design work of Nottingham Contemporary. The building facade features lace panels in concrete.

The raffle proceeds were donated to Leukaemia UK, in memory of Ash Firth.

This year’s theme of Spring was represented by colourful lace items made by members off Fenland Lacemakers.