Lace Information *** Patterns *** Outreach


For our website visitors who are looking for lace teachers in other areas of the US, Canada and some areas where there are IOLI members, please contact the IOLI Education Chair for help.

Lace Museum Classes

Preregistration with full payment required.

Children’s Classes taught by Pat Wootton
Children who would like to learn bobbin or crocheted lace may contact the museum to arrange classes on Tuesday afternoons. Students are expected to work on their projects at home between lessons. (6 one-hour lessons -- $60, plus a deposit for the materials.)

Special Workshops

Check the newsletter calendar page and our web site to find out about our exciting weekend workshops with visiting teachers from around the world. Keep up to date with news and information about lace on our Pinterest and Facebook pages. You can also join the Guild for a minimal fee and attend meetings where members share lace making skills.

crochet sample

Beginner Crochet - Taught by Eleanore Schwartz

Call the museum. (By appointment -- $60) Bring a small crochet hook and thread if you have it.

Image Left: Crochet sample


bobbin lace cloth stitch

Bobbin Lace - Taught by Eleanore Schwartz and Pat Wootton

Beginner to Intermediate level and a very personal, easy class. Eleanore and Pat are very experienced lace makers and can teach all types of bobbin lace. Students progress at their own pace. Tools may be purchased at registration or earlier, if desired. Beginning students should expect to take six lessons to learn the technique and work on projects at home. Classes are held on an ongoing basis, Wednesdays 11 AM - 1PM or Thursdays, 7-9 PM. (Single session, $20). Call the museum to register for this class.

Image left: Bobbin Lace cloth stitch snake



Tatting - Taught by Eleanore Schwartz - Wednesday

A very personal instruction class. Eleanore is a lace maker in all techniques and her beginner's class is structured to ensure students of a thorough knowledge of tatting for their lace making skills. Tools may be purchased at registration. Call for next class starting date. Wednesdays, 11am - 1pm and Thursday evenings 7-9 pm (Single session $20)

Image left: tatting example

Knitted lace

Lacy Knitting - Taught by Eleanore Schwartz - Wednesday or thursday

Call to arrange a class. Cost is $60 for 3 two-hour sessions.
Beginners - bring size 8 needles and worsted weight yarn in a light color and a pattern of an item you would like to make if you have one.

Image Left: Lace Knitting example

hardanger sample

Hardanger - Taught by Eleanore Schwartz.

A very personal instruction class. Elea-nore is a lace-maker in all techniques. Call for information on this new class.



Image Left: Hardanger example
Lacy Ornament Group
Co-ordinator Suzanne Fouché
Join our free weekly drop-in lacy ornament making social group on Thursday between 1 & 4pm. Great for beginners and experienced lace-makers alike!
Make 1/Take 1 for each technique you try - Use our supplies to make 2 heir-loom ornaments for the Museum Holiday Sale, and take 1 for yourself.
Learn or improve your lace ornament craft skills. Mentor Suzanne Fouché leads this collaborative group where many ideas are exchanged. We work on fabric, ribbon and lace orna-ments, beaded, hardanger, knitted, cro-chet and more. Use vintage lace or make your own. Please note, this is not a class. You can check out the Thursday Ornament Group on

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