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

April 28, 2015
10:30 AM coffee
11 AM - meeting

Program: 2 pieces of Idrija lace that can be used as a necklace or to adorn a collar.
Requirements: 7 pairs of bobbins wound with Gutermann silk 100/3 or equivalent in any color you choose. If you would like to add some "glitz" to your lace, bring 2 extra bobbins. Micheline will have gold thread available. If you are planning to make a necklace the choice of a pendant for the center is up to you. The stiff neck wire should be obtained before you start the lace, as the thickness of the wire must be accommodated on what would normally be the sewing edge.

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 House


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


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