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The archive will feature selected events listed by year more than one year old.

Feb 2019 Forum Makers Month
For the second year NLM have taken part in "Makers Month" at the Forum. This year NLM held two half day work shops for a total of 20 people. It was really successful, allowing moor time for individual attention on a one to one basis. While other members demonstrated their craft in the main hall. This always proves to be very popular with the visitors.




March 2018 Forum Makers Month
Norfolk Lacemakers took part in the "Makers Festival" organized by the Forum. It was to encourage members of the public to try new crafts. Some members helped with a workshop lasting for two hours, giving a group of people the chance to try lacemaking. It proved very successful.




March 2017 NLM AGM
Alison arranged for us all to make a small label surrounded by our choice of lace to represent NLM as a group entry for a competition held by the Lace Guild. The finished article I hope you all agree looks fantastic. Thanks to Alison for all the hard work and encouragement in making this exhibit.




Feb 2017 Lace Awareness Day at the Forum
This has become a biannual event for Norfolk Lacemakers. Our aim is to engage the public offering them a chance to try lacemaking. It proves very popular with all age groups and gender.


January 2017 NLM New Year Celebration
This was our annual New Year Celebration
We all had a fabulous day at City College.
Lots of fun,games, food and lace making





18th June 2013:⎯ Blickling Textile Conservation Studio
What a lovely day, sun shining, good company and a most interesting tour of the conservation studio. The attention to detail and the way sympathetic work is undertaken was explained by several of the conservators. Our understanding of the work involved in the restoration of textiles has been greatly enhanced by our visit. It was a privilege to see behind the scenes and watch the girls at work on some of the most precious textiles we have in this country, dating back to the 16th century

11th May 2013:⎯ Flower Pounding Workshop
The flower pounding workshop with Linda Rudkin was a huge success. Although the event was very noisy, lots of hammering (not just the chatter) some beautiful work was produced by all those attending.

2nd March 2013:⎯ NLM Lace Day Speaker Linda Rudkin 'Colours From Nature'
The Lace Day was once again a resounding success, with over 100 people attending. £350 was raised for the East Coast Hospice. Linda Rudkin gave a fascinating talk about natural plants for dying fabric and transferring natural dyes using the flower pounding method. She has written two books on these subjects. To find out more visit

5th January 2013:⎯ Norfolk Lacemakers, New Year celebration
Our New Year celebrations was a great success. Here are some of the little helpers.

We all had a great time decorating our tables for the event. A few games and a workshop helped the day to go with a bang.


14th January 2012 "Lost in Lace" Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

A group of lacemakers visited the "Lost in Lace" exhibition in Birmingham. The exhibition featured artists inspired by the museums lace collection. The results were stunning. To see images of the exhibition click on the picture to the left. You may need to wait a moment for the video to start.

7th June 2011 The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

As a group we took a mini bus to The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. We were very privileged to be able to see part of the extensive reserve lace collection. This included lace from the 17C & 18C.


4th Oct 2011:⎯ Visit to St John the Baptist church, Norwich

Norfolk Lacemakers visited St John's to look at the lace and embroidered vestments currently in use by the clergy. To view a three minute video of the lace and embroidered vestments click on the picture to the left. You may need to wait a moment for the video to start.

3rd September 2011 'Undressing Queen Victoria' Rachel Duffield

Racell has her very special way of bringing history alive for her audience. Her visits are an educational experience, full of fun and laughter. For more information visit her web site To view a one minute video click on the picture to the left. You may need to wait a moment for the video to start.