Metropolitan Chapter

of The International Organization of Lace

About Us

Idrija Necklace
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

September 26, 2017
Jewish Community Center of Paramus
305 East Midland Ave.
Paramus, NJ

Hostess: Jude

Program: Bobbin Lace Flower
Bring a pillow and the usual lacemaking tools. 7 or 8 pairs of bobbins wound with size 80 tatting cotton, or Moravia 40 or Bockens 60 and extra bobbins. If you wish to add a metallic or specialty thread it will be an extra pair.


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

Flowers in Lace

November 4-5 2017
BPO Elks Westwood Lodge
523 Kinderkamack Rd.
Westwood, NJ 07675


The work of our members is currently displayed in the Paramus Public Library
116 E Century Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
Check web site for hours of operation


Dewint House
Colonial Day
Saturday September 23, 2017
Noon to 5pm
20 Livingston Ave.
Tappan, NY 10983

Dey Mansion
Museum Day Live
Saturday September 23, 2017
10am - 4pm
199 Totowa Rd.
Wayne, NJ 07470

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