The Lace Guild

A UK Alphabetical Lace Group List is available courtesy of The Lace Guild at:

More information about lacemaking at: or

Edinburgh Lace Club Facebook

The Edinburgh Lace Course (Summer School) at Heriot-Watt University

Lacemakers Facebook

Scottish Lace Clubs

NB if there is no website listed below, please contact us for more information on

Aberdeen, Forres, Inverness and District
Blairgowrie, Perthshire
Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire
Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
Ceres, Fife
Currie, Midlothian (Edinburgh)
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
Elgin, Morayshire
Greenock, Renfrewshire
Huntly, Aberdeenshire
Kelso, Roxburghshire
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
Lerwick, Shetland Isles
Nairn, Inverness-shire
New Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire
St Andrew’s, Fife


Alison Tolson Painted Bobbins

Biggins Lace

Church Meadow Crafts

Claire’s Lace

Jo Firth Lacemaking

Mainly Lace

Rose Ground

Haberdasheries, Crafts, Wellbeing . . .  and more

Beautifully Strung by Laurina Strachan (ELC Harpist)

Edinburgh Patchwork

J&P Coats History (Scottish thread makers – from Paisley)

Mairigold Lace

myBearpaw  – patchwork

Pins & Needles – knitting, sewing and more

Sew Confident – classes on crochet, knitting, sewing, embroidery, weaving, quilting and more

Wemyss School of Needlework

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2019 update:  Lacemaking is now listed as a Currently Viable Craft **

This means lace craft is healthier than it was before, as there are adequate numbers of lacemakers and tutors who can help teach new students.  However, the craft is not yet sustainable or risk free.

** Read more 2019 detail at:

2018 : Lacemaking is listed as an Endangered Craft *

This website covers a lot of information about lacemaking and is well worth a read.  ‘Lace’ and ‘Scottish Lace’ readers are well aware our lovely craft is in crisis.  Examples given are ‘lack of teachers’, ‘lace is all about doilies and hankies’, ‘only retired people make lace’, etc.

* Read more 2018 detail at:

The Westhope Group : taking forward traditional lace skills into modern textile art

Three of our Club Members also belong to The Westhope Group.  Do have a look at their website and prepare to be inspired!

98Lace : giving modern lace a livelier public profile

Enjoy looking at their exciting gallery!  Click here


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