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Lace Demo at Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos - Posted July 6, 2019

Please join The Lace Museum at a demonstration of lace making at the Hiller Aviation Museum's Steampunk Extravaganza which celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the Hermes Jr. Avitor Steam Airship.

Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction/fantasy featuring advanced machines and other technology based on the steam power of the 19th century. What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner.

The event is July 13 from 6pm to 11pm at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, CA. Details can be found at their website.


Join Us at the Maker Faire
- Posted April 29, 2019
San Mateo County Event Center

The Lace Museum will have a booth demonstrating lace making, lucet and Kumihimo at this fun event.

Details about the event (location, times, tickets, etc.) are at the Maker Faire website.

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 and 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.

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