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 Meeting

October 24,, 2017
Jewish Community Center of Paramus
305 East Midland Ave.
Paramus, NJ

Hostess: Marcia

Program: Finish creating a bobbin lace flower or start one. Bring 8 pairs of bobbins wound with size 80 tatting cotton and the usual lace making tools. Finish planning for lace day.


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

Flowers in Lace

November 4-5 2017
BPO Elks Westwood Lodge
523 Kinderkamack Rd.
Westwood, NJ 07675


The work of our members is currently displayed in the Paramus Public Library
116 E Century Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
Check web site for hours of operation


To be announced

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