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 or other venues. 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

May 26, 2015
10:30 AM coffee
11 AM - meeting

Program: Installation of Officers
We will continue to work on our necklaces or show off our finished jewelry.

Neck wires come in various sizes and are available from the following sources:
14 3/4 inch circumference available from Margola Corp., 232 South Van Brunt St., Englewood NJ (parking in rear)
16 1/4 inch circumference available from Michael's (in packages of 2)
18 inch circumference available from Mayra

Location: Elaine's Home

Summer Lace In

July 14 10:00 A. M. - 3 P.M.
Micheline's Home

August 18 10:00 A.M. - 3 P.M.
Jude's Home


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

Watch for information her for Lace Day 2015


To be announced


To be announced.

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