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

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

     We are happy to say that our regular meetings have now resumed and are being held at a new venue,  The Jersey Farm Community Centre, St Brelades Place, St Albans AL4 9QY.

Our Christmas meeting will start at 7.30pm

on Friday 3rd December 2021

Lou Woo of Craft Corner will be giving a talk on ‘From Lacemaker to Weaver’ and selling her inspirational patterns and threads.

We will start our Christmas evening with mince pies and mulled wine. Other options will be available. Visitors are always welcome.


Meetings are now being held monthly at The Jersey Farm Community Centre, St Brelades Place, St Albans AL4 9QY

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