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Members with their own websites
Michael Dennis Michael is currently chairman of the Guild and has created a website devoted entirely to needlelace with some useful tutorials and videos for the beginner. Although he has only been making needlelace for two years his passion for this unique form of lacemaking is as strong as members who have been making needlelace for years.
Kay is an established member of the Guild. Kay has been teaching Stumpwork professionally for the last 10 years. Her website is dedicated to those who take part in this fascinating form of embroidery which incorporates a lot of needlelace. Kay, with husband Michael, has written three books on Stumpwork, published by the well known craft book publisher Search Press. All three books have been combined into one book called 'Stumpwork Embroidery'.
Catherine Barley Catherine is a founding member of the guild and is currently our Life President. A tutor of international renown, Catherine has been teaching bobbin lace, needlelace and stumpwork both at home and abroad for over 40 years years. Her work has been exhibited all over the world and her three books she have received wide acclaim. Her first book is now out of print but due to demand for this excellent book Catherine has had it reprinted and is now on sale - see her website for more details.
Doreen has been developing and teaching Needlelace for many years. She is a founder member of the Guild of Needle Laces. She has three books published by the crafts publisher Batsford. Doreen teaches many forms of embroidery including needlelace.
Pat is a well known teacher who specialises in hand embroidery. She has been a member of the Guild for many years and has written several articles on various forms of needlelace.
North Downs Lacemakers
North Downs Lacemakers was set up in 1980 by a group of local lacemakers, initially meeting in members' homes, and took its name from the area in which they met. As the group expanded other premises were used. The Fritillary was chosen as the group’s logo, as it grows wild in the locality. They are a friendly group of lacemakers and welcome members of all ages. Members include beginners, teachers and authors who make bobbin and needle lace of all types, traditional and modern. Visitors of any standard of lace making are welcome to the meetings.
Lacefairy is the largest website on handmade lace, and lacemakers, around the world and has thousands of pictures and information on the subject. A great source of all things lace.
An international forum where you can make, learn and talk about needlelace
Needlepaws (Anne and Bob Weston) sell tools and kits for needle lace, bobbin lace and embroidery. We started by making tools for ladies who make needlelace but quickly moved into making tools for a wide range of needlecrafts. All tool handles are hand turned using quality hard woods. As the tools are individually hand turned they vary slightly in size and design.
Chris specializes in quality lace bobbins, which he has turned and painted.
Gavand Lace and Crafts [Gaynor and James Kelly]
Specialist Suppliers of Lace and Embroidery Threads, Materials, Accessories and Books.
We (Jo and Ash) but just called Jo Firth Lacemaking and Needlecraft, are general suppliers, so we stock everything for bobbin lacers and needle lacers, and also have a good selection of beads, including Delicas,gutermann and Mill Hill. We also stock embroidery products and have a range of canvas work kits. Any more information can be found on the website.
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