Welcome to Glevum Lacemakers. We have over 115 members, 70-80 of whom meet bi-monthly at Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, Churchdown, Gloucester GL3 2JH. Our membership covers Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Somerset, Oxfordshire and even Norfolk!
All types of lace are made – Torchon, Bucks, Bedfordshire, Needlelace, Milanese, Honiton etc. All abilities are welcome. It is a self-help group as no formal tuition is available although we try to encourage new lacemakers.
Speakers are arranged for several meetings per year some on lace/crafts some totally unrelated to lacemaking but very interesting or funny such as “Gabriella the Ukulele Lady”!
There is a raffle at each meeting, a quarter of the money taken goes to the groups Charity of the Year.
There is an annual competition at the May AGM. Members vote by putting change in a pot beside each exhibit – the item with the most coins wins the Joy Webber Glass and a bobbin. The money collected goes to The Sue Ryder Hospice, Cheltenham.
Each March we hold Weekend Workshops – experienced lace teachers come from around the country to give tuition on Honiton, Milanese, Bruges Flower, Bucks/Russian/Idrija/Torchon, Needlelace, Bedfordshire. It can be an opportunity to learn a new lace or to learn more advanced techniques in a lace you already enjoy. The 2 day course costs approx £45.00 and is open to non-members (£55) as well as members.
Chairman : Jan Cowl
Vice-Chair : Marion Blakey
Secretary : Jackie Woodland
Treasurer : Anne Reeves
Membership Secretary : Chris Brooks
Weekend Workshops : Liz Muncey
Committee Members : Gina Bean, Glen Richards
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