Closed Jan 10,2015


This display closes Nov. 1, 2014

“Treasures from the Collection” is the current exhibit at The Lace Museum which showcases many of the best pieces in the museum’s collection of lace. All the lace in this exhibit is hand-made, some of it dating to the 17th century. A Point d’ Gaze gown, a Maltese two-piece suit and a Rosaline jacket are featured. Two fabulous pieces of church lace are on display: an altar cloth of Maltese Bobbin Lace and Honiton Lace for a priest’s Alb. Five wonderful runners showing a wide variety of lace techniques hang along one wall. The earliest piece of lace in the show is a Coraline needle lace edging which dates to 1695, and a the newest is a piece of Art Nouveau needle lace edging which dates to the early 20th century. Collars, fans, edgings, handkerchiefs, parasols, and baby bonnets round out the show. The details below are from a 19th century needle lace table runner and the back of our very special Point d' Gaze gown.

needle lace gown



display case


Closed July 9, 2014

Victorian black

Nov. 16 - Jan. 11, 2013 - Christmas Exhibit - "Winter Wonderland"

The holidays are jdoll with muffust around the corner and even though it rarely snows in Sunnyvale, the Lace Museum will be experiencing a Winter Wonderland with our dolls enjoying a white Christmas. This year all the dolls will be bundled up for an ice skating party on a frozen pond. Come see this icy scene with lacy garlands on the trees and Crochet Snow Flakes falling from the sky in an icy display of 99 different styles of show flake shapes that you can crochet in the warmth of your home.









Tea for Two- closed November 9, 2013

Do you remember the lace tablecloth at Grandma’s house? Did she have doilies, embroidered napkins, dresser scarves, embroidered aprons and dish-towels? Did you ever wear white gloves and a hat to go to tea? What about fun crocheted items in the kitchen – potholders, tea cozies, decorative wall hangings, tea towels, and appliance covers? If you remember these, or want to bring the younger generation in to see the wonderful household lace and linens used in every home in the early 20th century you will want to visit The Lace Museum during this exhibit.

Tea for two display

tea for two laces

The image above shows a tablecloth with Pottenkant bobbin lace and cutwork, a tea cozy with needlelace insert, and several chrocheted "fancies".


"Frills, Fripperies and Finery" - closed June 22, 2013

An Exhibit featuring Lace Collars and accessories for the well-dressed woman of the Victorian and Edwardian Eras, 1840 – 1914. Exquisite collars of hand made bobbin and needle lace, fans, gloves, stockings, reticules and ribbonswas on display. Needle laces such as Gros Point de Venice and Point de Gaze and Bobbin Laces such as Rosaline, Miracourt and Brussels were included in the display.

A beautiful embroidered and fringed shawl and an Irish Crochet collar are two of the items in this display.

shawl lappet


2012 "Holiday Exhibit"

The Holiday Exhibit at The Lace Museum ran from November 10 through January 12. This year the dolls were getting ready for bed in a child’s bedroom, hanging their stockings, making lace, making up the beds, and decorating the tree. The vintage dolls wearing lace were featured in this wonderful vignette. Miniature lace was featured along with the dolls and doll furniture.


January-June 2011 Display

knit and crochet display images


Victorian Christmas 2011 Doll Display

doll display


Fan and Parasol Display 2011

fan display