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 Friday 11th October

Liz Baker from Etui Coterie https://www.etuicoterie.co.uk will be coming along to our meeting to supply us with any needlework equipment we may need, including a selection of their amazing threads and talk to us about Japanese Braiding. Please contact Liz before the meeting if you wish her to bring something specific along for you. Apologies for the confusion concerning Gwynedd Roberts booking. We hope to book her to come and give a talk on Baby bonnets some other time.

The following meeting will be our AGM on 8th November

We are looking forward to hearing Tricia Thompson’s talk “If the Shoe Fits – The History of the Shoe”.

Winslow Bobbins will be bringing their wonderful display of bobbins for the last time, since they are retiring on 6th January 2020. Please contact Heather and Steve Smith to place your orders as soon as possible ready for collection at the November meeting.

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