WELCOME TO THE NBLS HOME PAGE
The Nottinghamshire Bobbin Lace Society, formed in 1975, is a point of contact between local lacemakers. It serves to provide resources, promote exhibitions and lace gatherings and as a forum for lectures and visits of interest.
The Society runs Pop-in sessions at Sherwood Community Centre in Nottingham, usually once a month.
Lace Days are held five times a year, in January, March/April, June, September and November. There is occasionally a speaker and one or more stalls of various lace suppliers at each Lace Day. The Society also holds a one day course with tutors early in March (May this year because of the March snow) usually in Nottingham and a weekend residential course at Sutton Bonington in July.
Society membership is open to all ages and, to encourage young lacemakers, many of our events are free to Junior Members aged under 18. Members receive a newsletter four times a year. This site features the details of all of our get-togethers and visitors are welcome. However, if you are interested in learning about bobbin lacemaking, attending a class might be a better first step.
Classes are available in Beeston Derby Farnsfield Ilkeston and at the Sherwood Community Centre in Nottingham. There are self help groups to be found in Beeston Eastwood Mansfield and Beeston.
If you would like to see bobbin lacemaking being demonstrated, visit us at Wollaton Hall Industrial Museum, usually on the last Sunday of the month. The next few firm dates are March 25, April 29, (Saturday) May 19 and May 20.
Please, if you are new to us, contact us first. That way we can make sure that your first visit is a productive one.
We look forward to meeting you!