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


January 27, 2015

FEBRUARY 24, 2015
10:30 AM Business Meeting

Paramus Park Mall
The meeting will be at an annex to the Food Court
Second Floor, near the statue of the Wild Turkey

Park near pole #16A. Enter using the door between LL Bean and Old Navy walk across the mall towards Starbucks pass it on the left the elevator to the second floor is on the right.
Park near pole #4A. Enter at the Paramus Park sign (blue awning). Through the doors the elevators to the second floor are on the left. Exit the elevator and turn right.

Program: Lace In
Bring your pillow and join the lace making session. Perhaps we will attract new people!


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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