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.
Society membership is open to all ages and, to encourage young lacemakers, many of our events are free to accompanied Junior Members aged under 16. 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 Calverton Derby Farnsfield Ilkeston Kirkby-in-Ashfield and at the Sherwood Community Centre in Nottingham. There are self help groups to be found in Beeston Eastwood Mansfield and Sutton-in-Ashfield.
Please, if you are new to us, contact us first. That way we can make sure that your first visit is a productive one.
The Society also holds a one day course with tutors early in March usually in Nottingham and a weekend residential course at Sutton Bonington in July.
Want to see bobbin lace being demonstrated? At the kind invitation of the Industrial Museum at Wollaton Park, our members will be in residence there from 11am to 3.30pm on the following Saturdays in 2017: 22 July, 26 August, 9 September, 28 October and 18 November. We are also there on Sunday 10 September as part of the Heritage Open Day.
St Barnabus, Derby Road, Nottingham are holding an exhibition of crafts from October 13 to October 15 and we will be demonstrating lace there too.
We look forward to meeting you!