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



April 24, 2018
Jewish Community Center of Paramus
305 East Midland Ave.
Paramus, NJ

Hostess: Regina

Program: Irish Crochet Workshop
Bring any yarn or thread and appropriate hook. Bring something that you are comfortable working with. The projects can be made on a wide range of thread/yarn sizes. Don't run out and buy, bring whatever you can find. Once you choose the project, you can fine tune. For crochet hook size for yarn check here
https://www.crochetspot.com/types-of-yarn-and-recommended-crochet-hooks-and-gauges/ and for thread https://www.thespruce.com/understanding-crochet-thread-sizes-4053169

Membership


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



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Displays




Demonstrations



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