Metropolitan Chapter

of The International Organization of Lace

About Us

Lace is a decorative fabric in which the design is formed by open spaces. You might say that it’s a pattern of holes held together by thread. If you begin with a piece of fabric and create holes in it, you will be creating a “lacy” fabric, but not a true lace by our definition

True Lace begins with a strand of fiber.

We are a group drawn together by our love of lace. While most of us are bobbin lace makers, we also create needle lace, tatted lace, knitted and crocheted lace. At our meetings we encourage, inspire and help one another to learn more about lace and how to make it.

The Metropolitan Chapter meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month except for July, August, and December. The meetings are held at members’ homes. Most members are from Bergen County, NJ, Rockland County, NY and New York City. We are the only chartered chapter of the International Organization of Lace, Inc. (IOLI) in the metropolitan New York area.

Next Meeting

Summer lace In, August 13, 2014
10 Am to 3 PM
Jude's House
Bring a bag lunch. Jude is making Ice Cream.
This is an informal gathering to get together and work on our lace projects. There is no formal instruction planned, but there is always someone to help you through a rough spot. You don't have to stay for the whole day. Come when you can, and enjoy the company!
Please bring lace for the September display at the Midland Park Library. Remember to tag your lace with your name so it can be returned to you.
Please RSVP to Jude, one week in advance and vote on whether you would like vanilla or chocolate ice cream.


Membership is open to all persons interested in furthering the purposes of this organization upon payment of $15.00 dues per year. As a member you will receive the chapter newsletter “The Pinhole Press” seven times a year. The extensive chapter library of lace patterns, books on various types of lace and histories of lace making and various laces is available to all members.
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Lace Day

2014 Lace Day information to be announced in the future


September 2014 Midland Park Library
Midland Park, New Jersey

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