• At work on the pillow

    At work on the pillow

    Working on Bucks at Edinburgh Lace Course

  • Iris


    An example of continental lace – this one is Flanders

  • Tulips


    An example of continental lace – this one is Binche


  • Snowdrops


    An example of tape lace

  • Idrija Lace

    Idrija Lace

    Idrija is a type of tape lace

  • Knitted Lace

    Knitted Lace

    Not all lace is bobbin lace!

  • Contemporary Lace

    Contemporary Lace

    Breaking Wave – this piece was worked freeform with no pattern in a variety of threads and fibres, wire and seed beads

Keeping Lace Alive!

Lace is more than just a hankie edging  . . .

The Edinburgh Lace Club (ELC) was 40 years old in 2020 and has nearly 40 members. We make many types of traditional British and Continental bobbin lace, as well as modern/contemporary lace, for example: Torchon, Bedfordshire (Beds), Honiton, Buckinghamshire (Bucks), Idrija, etc.  Our members also enjoy Knitted Lace, Needle Lace, Crochet and Tatting.

From beginner to expert, all of us have a love of lace and lacemaking, which (like any craft) has been proven to be meditative, de-stressing, creativity enhancing and a great way to meet and make friends in a supportive environment.



Our members are all ages and share a love of creating beautiful things in lace of all types and styles.

Latest News

February 2022 Club Meeting including ‘Annual Sale Day’

Our next meeting will be on Saturday 12 February 2022, from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. Please bring your face […]

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Edinburgh Lace Club Meeting Information 2021-22

As things open up, we are planning meetings on the following dates: 9 October (There will be no Lace Day […]

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Books looking for new homes – from Lace Tutor, Jean Leader

Please contact jean.leader@gmail.com if you are interested. Books can be collected in Glasgow or you can pay for postage. NB […]

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China: through the Lens of John Thomson : James Watt Centre, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

This looks like a very interesting exhibition. Thanks to Helen for sending the information.   We are delighted to announce […]

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