Book Launch: Clones Lace: The Story and Patterns of an Irish Crochet 3rd ed

Màire Treanor’s new edition of Clones Lace: The Story and Patterns of an Irish Crochet (3rd edition) is available at the IOLI convention booth and on our Shopify site.

The book details the story of Irish Crochet and its unique interpretation by the Clones lacemakers. The secrets unfold through detailed instructions, traditional motifs and patterns with the temptation to be challenged by the creative aspects of this Irish lace.

This edition is in full color and all motifs have been diagrammed. The history of Clones has been updated with new discoveries and plenty of new photos. 200 pages (previous edition 125 pages)

For related items, please visit our Irish Lace Collection on Shopify.

Just in the Nick of Time…

It took a while, but we have three new tea blends for people who have been waiting for tatting and some decaf options. You might recognize the tatting photo from a Museum Monday post a few months ago. Adagio stops making the custom tins from “a couple of days before Thanksgiving” until shortly after Christmas, so if you would like some for gifting or for yourself, you’ll want to get your order in by Monday or Tuesday – just a few days from now. Then check back in January; there are a few twists on the horizon.

The small tins are about 2 x 3 x .75 inches and hold about five portions of tea. They’re sold by and The Lace Museum receives 5% of the sale price for each tin sold. The whole Lace Museum set is here:

Lace Inspired Teas

Are you a tea-drinking lace aficionado? Adagio Teas has a program where fans can design tea blends with a theme, and The Lace Museum has just debuted nine tea blends celebrating antique laces. The loose teas are available in pretty little tins, and if a blend catches your fancy, also in larger pouches and even larger tins. Adagio sells the teas as part of their vast offerings, and The Lace Museum, as a non-profit organization, will receive 5% of the sales of the lace teas. This is the link to the Lace Museum’s signature blends: If you have any questions, feel free to contact

Most of the teas in the first set are black teas, with one green, but we do have more greens, herbals and decafs in the works already. Go ahead, treat yourself or your friends to some interesting blends and keep the lacy tin, because what lacemaker can’t fill a tin with supplies?  One caveat, Adagio stops producing the custom tins in early November each year and resumes in early January. So if this sounds like a good holiday gift, you’ll want to order them before November. We hope you enjoy them!

Dove of Peace in Milanese Technique

Exquisite “dove of peace” design available from Martina Wolter-Kampmann, an instructor at UnCon 2.0. You can purchase the step-by-step instructions with 3 bobbin lace letters (12 pages) as a download. The price is 14 Euro (approximately $15 USD). Martina is donating 5 Euro of the purchase price to current war victims. Click below to go to Martina’s website.

The Vintage Sale Is Back!

New Location, Same High Quality Items

The Lace Museum will have a Vintage Sale in TRACY, CA, on

  • Friday, March 25: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 26: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 27: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location is at the beautiful Tracy’s Nursery and Gardens, 29181 S Lehman Road, Tracy, CA.

The vintage inventory will be spread out on tables outdoors and in a large barn – socially distanced for your safety as you look at tablecloths, napkins, household linens, costumer and collector laces, clothing, accessories, insertions and trims and much more!

Sale items include:

  • Tablecloths, Napkins and Household Linens
  • Costumer and Collector Laces
  • Clothing, Accessories, Insertions and Trims
  • And much more!

Cash, check and credit cards accepted. All sales are final.

Hope to see you there!

Now Carrying Lizbeth Thread

The Lace Museum now has the full line of Lizbeth thread in sizes 20, 40 and 80. If you would like to place an order for a specific color, please visit our online shop and review the color chart.