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

September 23, 2014
Coffee at 10:30 AM
Meeting Starts at 11 AM
Jude's House
Program: Paint Your Own Bobbin
Bring your creativity - all supplies will be provided


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

Lace Treasures
Saturday, November 1, 2014 and Sunday Novmber 2, 2014
BPO Elks Westwood Lodge
505 Kinderkamack Road
Westwood, NJ 07675


September 2, 2014 Midland Park Memorial Library
250 Godwin Ave.
Midland Park, New Jersey 07432


September 29, 2014 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Midland Park Memorial Library
250 Godwin Ave,
Midland Park, NJ 07432

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