The Alban Lacemakers

The Alban Lacemakers


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


Our next meeting at The Jersey Farm Community Centre, St Brelades Place, St Albans AL4 9QY will start at 7.30pm

on Friday 20th May 2022

Vivien Heywood will be giving us a talk based on her handkerchief collection. 

     Tea and coffee with home made biscuits will be served half way through the evening.                      

We are pleased to announce that we put on a display of lace titled “Patricia Bury – A Lace Legacy”, showing bobbin lace made by our late President at Living Crafts, Hatfield from Thursday 5th May until Sunday 8th May. Members demonstrated on their own lace pillows as well as helping visitors to have a go at lacemaking again this year.

For more information please contact us via the email link below.

Check out our blog for recent activities and meeting dates

For further information please 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 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