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Museum Closed Thursday, March 21, to prepare for the Vintage Sale
(see below for details)
The Lace Museum is Having a Bridal Fair - Posted March 13, 2019
Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Have you dreamt of being a genuine “Vintage Bride”, Shabby Chic, Boho, Steampunk or simply creating the gown of your dreams? Wearing a vintage tiara, or headpiece of roses, rhinestones and pearls, or beads and vintage laces, but were either too expensive to imagine or even available to be yours? The Lace Museum is offering gorgeous vintage gowns in an array of sizes, and over a hundred headpieces and veils for either up-cycling to create the gown of your dreams, altering to fit, or wear as is! YOU PAY ONLY WHAT IS WITHIN YOUR BUDGET!  RSVP by calling 408 730-4695 in advance would be helpful, but is not required.

Also, cake table linens, hankies, lingerie and other vintage bridal accessories are available to enhance your day. We're asking for only small percentages of their vintage values.
The Museum’s goals are to raise funds to support the current museum and bring us closer to our wish for a new home for the museum!
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.

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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