We are a group of around 50 lacemakers who meet up once a month to share our love of bobbin lace. We make both traditional and modern lace, using a variety of patterns and techniques. Together we provide a wealth of knowledge and experience of regional styles up and down the country, as well as techniques used around the world. Join us to learn more about this very specialised craft that’s steeped in history.

Three lacemakers demonstrating in front of the display of lace fans at Living crafts
Three lace demonstrators

To share our passions for lacemaking demonstrated at Living Crafts Hatfield 2019; Our theme to our display for 2019 was Fans and we gave over 175 budding lacemakers their first try at bobbin lacemaking

Living Crafts

Great British Design & Craftsmanship – Hatfield

Members of our group will be demonstrating Lacemaking and offering visitors a chance to ‘have a go’ at lacemaking, on specially set up lace pillows. The theme of our display for 2019 is Fans.

For more information please search https://www.livingcrafts.co.uk

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We meet on a Friday: 7:30pm (once a month)  

The entrance to Marshalswick Community Centre

Marshalswick Community Centre,
The Ridgeway,
St Albans,

Check out our blog for recent activities and meeting dates

Our next evening meeting will be 14th June 2019 S

14th June 2019 we will be showing our members the lace fans we exhibited at Living Crafts, Hatfield House, this May. It is always fascinating to see all the lace made by our group and friends. You may bring along your lace pillow or another craft to work during the evening if you wish.

Gavand will be our supplier, bringing lacemaking and other craft materials to sell. If you wish to pre-order anything please contact Gaynor Kelly on 01582 605510 or contact her through her website: http://www.gavand.co.uk

12th July 2019 We are looking forwrad to hearingFreda Robinson https://www.arabesquebraids.co.uk talk about ‘Braids Around the World. Freda will be bringing along some of her kits to sell during the evening.

For further information please contact either Margaret Pankhurst phone: 01582 832817 or click here to send us an email using our contact form.

 To join the Alban Lacemakers or renew your membership; please click here for application pdf. Print out the application form and send it with your payment to The Alban Lacemakers c/o Madge Carey, 6 High Firs Crescent, Harpenden, Herts. AL5 1NA