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

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

The next meeting will be 21st February 2020

We are happy to say that Pauline Hayton will be giving us a talk on ‘An Outline of Patchwork and Quilting’. Having had several talks on patchwork over the years, Pauline realised there is a need for us to learn more about the various options available when you start think of new patchwork project.

Fashion and Fabrics have agreed to bring along a selection of their fabrics to sell , and to tempt us with another popular craft.

Friday March 13th we have Barbara Cox coming to give a talk with the intriguing title of ‘An Age Old Craft with Unusual Materials’. The last time Barbara came to our meeting I remember Mavis, who usually knitted tiny hats for premature babies, knitting with the largest needles you have ever seen. The March evening promises to be just as much fun.

Barbara Cox will have a few things for sale and will be happy to take commissions at the meeting. We also plan to hold a Bring and Buy to sell on any lacemaking equipment that has been donated to the group.

Marshalswick Community Centre,
The Ridgeway,
St Albans,

The entrance to Marshalswick Community Centre

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 To join the Alban Lacemakers or renew your membership; please click here for application form. 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