CRLG Lace Days

CRLG Lace Days are held on the 4th Saturday of April (spring) in Virginia and the fourth Saturday in October (fall) in Maryland. They are free and open to anyone interested in learning about lacemaking, lace identification, or other fiber-related arts. The day usually starts with short business meeting, and this is followed by a guest speaker, mini-workshops led by CRLG members, and shopping for supplies and those hard-to-find books!

"Try me" lace pillows and tatting shuttles are available for those who want to try their hand at lacemaking. The Guild has starter kits (includes a cookie pillow, bobbins, pins, and thread) that can be rented for six months for $50. If you decide to purchase the kit, your deposit will be applied to the cost. Who knows, you just might find that making lace isn't nearly as complicated as you thought!


Looking for Lacemaking Supplies?

Spring and Fall Lace Days include our vendor, Holly Van Sciver. It's a great effort and expense for her to come here from New York. We want to thank Holly for making bobbin lace supplies available to us.

Holly's website is

Spring Lace Day 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Fairfax, Virginia
Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway

Registration form is here. Complete and return to the Treasurer with the registration fee of $10.00 (make checks payable to CRLG). Note: Registration at the door is $12.00.

Vendor: Holly Van Sciver.

Curious to try your hand at lacemaking but hesitating over the cost of tools? Gently used pillows, pattern notebooks, and instruction books will be available for a nominal donation. Here is your chanceto get what you need to get started. Lacemaking supplies, patterns, and books generously donated by Bill Watson, husband of CRLG member, the late Carol Watson.


Coffee: 9:30 AM
Business Meeting: 10:00 AM
Program: 11:15 AM
Lunch: 12:15 - 4:00PM


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