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 our Christmas meeting Friday 6th December

We are delighted that Tricia Thompson has agreed to come back to give her talk “Don’t forget the Paperchains – a 40s Christmas”. Tricia will be in costume, Mulled wine and minces with soft drinks available too will make this an enjoyable and fitting end to our lace year.

Gaynor and James of Gavand Lace http://www.gavand.co.uk will be coming to help us celebrate and to sell us things from their large range of lace and craft goods. Don’t forget to contact Gaynor if you would like her to bring something to the meeting especially for you.

The entrance to Marshalswick Community Centre

Marshalswick Community Centre,
The Ridgeway,
St Albans,

Check out our blog for recent activities and meeting dates

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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