A lace group in Cambridgeshire since 1982

Autumn Fenland Fair

Fenland Lacemakers were demonstrating today at the Makit Fenland Fair. The theme of our display was Autumn Colours.


Working evening

This Thursday come along and make lace at our working evening. And don’t forget to bring along your items ready for the Autumn themed lace display at the Makit Fair on Saturday.

Ribbon Embroidery

Jenny Lewin showed us techniques for making ribbon embroidery at our September meeting, giving some very pretty results.

Fen Ditton 800 Medieval Fair

Four of our members, Sue Huckstep, Liz Baker, Pat Castlo and Kath Brandle had a very good day demonstrating lacemaking in the sunshine at Fen Ditton. 

There was a lot of interest in the craft, with many children – both boys and girls – having a go on the practice pillows.

A new season of lacemaking

After the summer break, our next meeting is on Thursday 7 September when  Jenny Lewin will be holding her ribbon embroidery workshop.

We will need to bring:

Basic sewing kit, scissors and embroidery threads.

Small embroidery hoop if you have one, but Jenny will bring some as well.

Jenny will make up small packs of fabric, ribbon and needles and there will be a charge of £2.00 for the materials.

This Thursday

Working evening Thursday 6 July at 7.30 pm.

Fenlanders at the Flower Festival

A week after Haddenham we had some tables at the Hemingford Abbots Flower Festival.

The Fen Experience

Some of our members have been demonstrating bobbin lacemaking at recent summer events in Cambridgeshire, including The Fen Experience held on 18 June in Haddenham.

Kumihimo Braids

Take a look at the work in progress and the stunning results.

Have a Kumi-go!

Make Kumihimo Braids with Liz Baker. Liz will be bringing along all the required bits and pieces in different colours, as well as the know how. That’s next Thursday, for our June meeting. If you want to use your own threads, you will need similar weight threads to 6 strand embroidery cotton, 8 threads in total – which need to be 3 times the length of the finished braid.