Welcome to CRLG!
The Chesapeake Region Lace Guild (CRLG) is an educational non-profit association. As a Charter Chapter of the International Organization of Lace, Inc., the objectives of the Guild are to promote interest in the fine old laces, to preserve fine laces for posterity, to study the history and characteristics of lace, to teach and promote lacemaking and lace identification, to promote and encourage lace exhibits, and to encourage museums that own lace collections to exhibit their collections and make them generally available for viewing by the public at large.
Calling all lacemakers, future lacemakers, and people interested in lace
Please consider joining the CRLG. You'll get our bi-monthly newsletter with lots of interesting articles and updates on CRLG activities. You will learn more about our two Lace Days each year (April in Virginia, October in Maryland), where you can peruse and purchase our vendors' books and supplies. We also have a guest speaker and mini-workshops at each of our Lace Days. Dues are only $20 per calendar year.
For a downloadable copy (PDF) of the CRLG membership form, please click here.
Interested in learning more about lace and lacemaking?
If you represent an organization that is interested in having a demonstration or presentation on lace, please contact the Guild. We will be happy to work with you to make all the necessary arrangements.
The Kenmare Lace Festival, Ireland
Kenmare Lace Festival is part of ‘The Gathering Ireland 2013,’ a series of events, festivals and gatherings of all kinds welcoming people to Ireland during 2013. We will be celebrating the wonderful heritage of lacemaking established by the Poor Clare nuns in post-famine Kenmare in the 1860s.
The festival program will include workshops in:
Kenmare Needlepoint Lace
Irish Crochet Lace
Carrickmacross both traditional and contemporary
Limerick Run and Tambour lace
Tatting and Battenburg Lace
These workshops will be taught by some the best Irish lace teachers with international reputations.
For further information, please check the Kenmare Lace Festival website, here.
You can also download their brochure by clicking here.
Fall Lace Day 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013 - Maryland / Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
Updated information is available here!!! We look forward to seeing you!
Be sure to visit the new links added to the useful links page. Lots of forms and documents for use by Guild members can also be found on that page.
For CRLG Members
CRLG members are strongly encouraged to tell the board what topics, speakers, and workshops you would like to see at future lace days. Contact us to voice your opinion or come to a board meeting. The board usually meets on the third Saturday in March, June, September, and December at the Palisades Public Library (4901 V St NW, Washington, DC 20007) in the PAL Small Meeting Room. The next Board meeting will be held on November 2, 2013, at 10 a.m.
CRLG members: Remember to report your volunteer hours to Peggy Spencer. Members are also asked to inform CRLG of any upcoming lace demonstrations so they can be reported to IOLI. Be sure to include the event, dates, location, and names of the volunteers.