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Vintage Lace & Linen Sale - Posted February 2, 2019
Members Only Pre-Sale: Thurs., March 21, 5:30-8:30
Public Sale: Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, 9:30-4:30

The Lace Museum is pleased to announce the first Vintage Lace & Linen Sale of 2019.  Sheer bliss to collectors, sewers or crafters, and dealers, the sale is also an opportunity to see and touch pieces of lace only on those three days that you would otherwise likely never experience, and even take home at prices that you will only find at The Lace Museum Sale! Available items include:
Lace for costumers, collectors, crafting, & art projects: accessories, clothing parts, aprons, adult and baby clothes, fine lace edgings and insertions, collars, purses, and hankies
Items for your home: tablecloths, placemats, napkins, linen towels, pillowcases, and bedspreads
Craft tools & supplies!
Don't miss our Bargain Box and Special 50% Off Sale of Drawn Thread Linens

This semi-annual sale is a critical source of income to keep the museum doors open and to help continue our mission of preservation and education.

New Exhibit Open - A Garden Party - Posted January 30, 2019

Celebrating the glamorous world of the Roaring 20s! This exhibit is open until June 1st. Please plan a visit to enjoy fringed shawls, velvet and beaded dresses, other fabulous fashion and elegant accessories.
New Way to Help - Join Friends of The Lace Museum - - Posted January 27, 2019

The Lace Museum and Guild, Inc. separated into two entities in 2018. The Lace Museum is now assisted by a new group called Friends of The Lace Museum whose mission is to support the museum in all of its endeavors. To join the Friends of the Lace Museum, please visit our membership page.

The Silicon Valley Lace Makers is a guild of the International Organization of Lace (I.O.L.I.) and brings together local lace makers of all types, and those wishing to learn, for monthly meetings and events. To learn about the organization, please visit their Meetup page.
Teneriffe Lace - A Class for Beginners - Posted January 27, 2019

The Lace Museum is offering this rare opportunity to learn the art of Teneriffe lace making April 27-28. Teneriffe lace is basically weaving on a circular loom. If the workshop you will learn the basic steps: create the loom, warp the loom, weave portions and do any other decorative stitching, and finally secure the outer edge with a row of coral knots.  Please see the details and registration process on our workshops webpage.

Our Mission



To Preserve Lace and the Art of Lace Making: The museum houses approximately 10,000 pieces of lace that have been donated over the years. Many types of lace, lace-making tools and books that date back as far as the 1700's can be found in the museum.

To Exhibit Lace and its Historical Use: Every four months, the museum arranges a new major exhibit to demonstrate the breadth of its holdings.

To Offer Instruction in All Facets of Lace Making: Ongoing classes and workshops are offered year round. Demonstrations at local craft fairs help educate the public about lace making. Museum volunteers take lace making projects for children into area schools.

Our Story



The Lace Museum was founded in 1976 in the San Francisco Bay Area in California by a small group of women in order to preserve the art of lace making. By meeting regularly, the founding members were able to teach each other lace making techniques, teach other groups and individuals how to make lace, and to educate the community about the fine art of lace making through exhibits, shows and community events.

Please visit our memorial page for one of our co-founders, Gracie Larsen.

The Lace Museum was incorporated in 1981 as a non-profit organization administered by a Board of Directors and is staffed entirely by volunteers. It is supported by donations, Friends of the Museum, and sales from the gift shop.

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