New England
Lace Group

The New England Lace Group was formed in 1982 by a group of bobbin lacemakers who wished to interest others in this beautiful historic handcraft.  The purpose of the group is to promote to the general public an interest in the study, history, collection, and making of all varieties of lace.


Meetings are held from September to June on the third Saturday of the month at the Joshua Hyde Public Library, Sturbridge, MA.  The library is located at 306 Main Street, and can be reached at (508) 347-2512

Gathering/social time begins at 10:30 a.m. and meetings begin at 11 a.m.  Each month we generally begin with a business meeting and then proceed with the program, which could be a presentation, a guest speaker, a hands-on or another lace-related topic. 

Other events include workshops, day trips and annual retreats.  Members receive four newsletters each year.


We welcome anyone who is interested in making, collecting, or studying lace.  This includes (but is not limited to) bobbin lace, crocheted lace, hairpin lace, knitted lace, needle lace and tatted lace.


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New England Lace Group © 1982-2024 Last update May 12, 2024