Metropolitan Chapter

of The International Organization of Lace

About Us

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Lace is a decorative fabric in which the design is formed by open spaces. You might say that it’s a pattern of holes held together by thread. If you begin with a piece of fabric and create holes in it, you will be creating a “lacy” fabric, but not a true lace by our definition

True Lace begins with a strand of fiber.

We are a group drawn together by our love of lace. While most of us are bobbin lace makers, we also create needle lace, tatted lace, knitted and crocheted lace. At our meetings we encourage, inspire and help one another to learn more about lace and how to make it.

The Metropolitan Chapter meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month except for July, August, and December. The meetings are held at members’ homes or other venues. Most members are from Bergen County, NJ, Rockland County, NY and New York City. We are the only chartered chapter of the International Organization of Lace, Inc. (IOLI) in the metropolitan New York area

Next Events

February 2, 2019 Saturday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Lost Art lacers 34th Lace Day
Open to the Public
Harmony Lodge #8
519 Rte. 206
Newton (Andover Twp.), New Jersey
Lace making supplies, Lace Making demonstrations, Lace Exhibits and "Try-Me" Table
Sunday February 3, 2019
Adult Classes
For pre-registration and more info go to

Second Annual Past Presidents Luncheon
February 18, 2019
Ragazzi Restaurant
530 Livingston Street
Norwood, NJ

March 26, 2019
Coffee 10:30 am, Meeting 11am
Jewish Community Center of Paramus
305 East Midland Ave.
Paramus, NJ



Membership is open to all persons interested in furthering the purposes of this organization upon payment of $15.00 dues per year. As a member you will receive the chapter newsletter “The Pinhole Press” seven times a year. The extensive chapter library of lace patterns, books on various types of lace and histories of lace making and various laces is available to all members.
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Lace Day

February 2 & 3 2019
Lost Art Lacers Lace Day



To be announced

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