Guild of Needle Laces


Guild of Needle Laces

The Guild of Needle Laces is a non profit making organisation, set up in 1983 to promote the interest, skills, teaching, conservation, history and exhibition of all needlemade laces.  Go to their website for detailed information about their activities.   They are based in the UK, but have members abroad.   Michael Dennis, a Committee Member for that guild, will answer questions.  Anyone can join this group.  Membership in the Guild of Needle Laces is not required.

Members: 31
Latest Activity: Jun 10

Beginners Class

If anyone is interested and lives in the south east I am booked in to run a 1 hour workshop for beginners to needlelace making a Dolphin. The workshop is one one of several as part of Stitchfest. An event organised by the South East Region of the Embroiderers' Guild at the South of England Showground, Ardingly, East Sussex RH16TL on Saturday 15th July 2017. Lots of traders including the Guild of Needle Laces, demonstrations, plenty of free parking and lots more. For more information,

Discussion Forum

Guild of Needlelaces Lace Event and AGM 6 Replies

The Guild of Needlelaces is holding its Annual Lace Day and AGM on the 10th October 2015 10.a.m to 4.p.m. at Harvey Road School, Harvey Road, Croxley Green Hertfordshire WD3 3BN UK.   Admission is…Continue

Started by Maureen Bromley. Last reply by Teri Dow Apr 2, 2015.

Open Day and AGM 7 Replies

This event will be from 10.a.m. to 4.p.m.  The AGM will take place at 10.15.a.m.   The entrance fee is £4.00 for the day.    Three workshops will be offered at a cost of £10.00 which includes all the…Continue

Started by Maureen Bromley. Last reply by Elizabeth Ligeti. Oct 12, 2014.

Beginneres to Needlelace 2 Replies

Earlier this year I was talking to some needlelace beginners who described making needlelace as difficult, scary and a bit daunting.As Chairman of the Guild I decided I ought to work a piece of…Continue

Started by Michael Dennis. Last reply by Elizabeth Ligeti. Jun 24, 2013.

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Comment by Debbie griffiths on December 10, 2014 at 3:26pm
Thankyou so much Michael for the tutorials on your new website, these will be such a help for me, the pics are so clear and the explanations are excellent
Comment by Teri Dow on December 10, 2014 at 10:55am
Hi Michael, these videos are absolutely fantastic for those starting to learn Needlelace. The clarity is superb and they are so informative. They must have taken you ages to produce. Thank you for your generosity in sharing.
Comment by Michael Dennis on December 10, 2014 at 4:25am

In my efforts to raise the profile of needlelace and the Guild I have opened my own needlelace web site http// This site is devoted entirely to needlelace and has instructional articles and a series of videos aimed at the beginner. I assume that one can only add one video embedded code at a time so here is video No 1

Comment by Michael Dennis on October 18, 2014 at 1:30am

This booklet was a set of instructions to go with Kay's demonstration and was produced for use at the AGM. Because it has been so well received, the guild committee have agreed to add it to their sales list. The booklet will be available through the Guild's website from the beginning of November, priced £3.50. The booklet contains a stitch diagram, written instructions and an enlarged  photograph of the stitch used, in the shape of a leaf, for 15 different stitches. They may be ordered now for delivery as soon as more have been printed.

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on October 17, 2014 at 6:35pm

I understand that the book we are talking about is actually some demonstration notes that go with a talk, and is not available generally. Kay Dennis was to have given a demonstration, I believe, but it was cancelled as she stepped in to take a class unexpectedly.

Comment by Lorelei Halley on October 17, 2014 at 4:35pm

I don't think a photo of the cover or of the title page is a copyright infringement. It functions as an advertisement, and doesn't give away the content (which is what people pay for).

Comment by Teri Dow on October 17, 2014 at 4:35am
I will email michael to ask if he can put a photo up of the booklet as there may be others interested in purchasing a copy.
Comment by Teri Dow on October 17, 2014 at 4:32am
Hi liz. The new book is a book of approx ten or twelve illustrated stitches. Can't remember exactly how many. It is available even though the website does not feature it yet. Cost is £3.50. Yes, it is the same format as previous books only without worked designs.
Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on October 16, 2014 at 9:10pm

I just got yahoo to search for Guild of Needle Laces, and when it found it, I then opened it, and then bookmarked it.  I think it was the bookmark link I used yesterday that was not working as I only got the 'old" version of the web site.  Hopefully it will now be OK,as I managed to get all the new stuff, this time!

Someone said the newest book on needlelace is now available, -- but is not up on the sales page yet.

Is it the "stage 3" 'How to" book?  If so, can one buy it now?  I have the other 2 - the Beginners and Intermediate, - and how I wish they had been available when I started this craft!!! 

Comment by Maureen Bromley on October 16, 2014 at 11:02am
Sorry Mike, operator error, I forgot the "refresh" button. Now found everything. Love all the fantasy birds and Dragons.

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