North Cheshire Lacemakers Group meet at Helsby Community Centre, Lower Robin Hood Lane, Helsby, Cheshire, WA6 0BU

Our next meeting is Friday 12 April 2024 10.30 – 3.00. This is a members lace and chat meeting with a members sales table.

We should have been doing Russian Lace with Ingrid on 23 March, but Ingrid is still recovering from surgery so we are having an anything day at Frodsham 10am to 4pm, no formal tutor although there will be members attending who will no doubt help people who need help, no need to book, £5 on the day. We will be in the lounge at Frodsham, any queries contact Susan as Lies is unavailable on this date.

Our next course is UFOs with Sally Wylde on 27 April, Lies has 14 confirmed names and is just waiting for payments to come in, it is possible that one or two spaces might become available if people have to cancel their attendance.

In January, March, May, July, September and November from 10.00 am to 3.30 pm on the 2nd Saturday (normally) when we usually welcome a speaker at 1:30 and a lace supplier.

In February, April, June, October and December from 10.30 am to 3.00 pm on the 2nd Friday (normally) when we make lace, share ideas and chat There is usually no meeting in August

Please see Meetings for more details.

2024 Subscriptions

New members: our membership rates are:

£11 for those who have not been an NCLG member in 2023
FREE for those who were a fully paid NCLG member in 2023 (please use your personalised renewal form)
FREE for Young Lacemakers and over 90s

Subscriptions for anyone joining NCLG from September in any year are reduced by £5.00 on the above amounts normally apply. Please make cheques payable to North Cheshire Lacemakers Group.

If joining outside of a meeting please send your form to the address on the form (please ensure your cheque is made payable to our full group name as shown on the membership form or the bank might not be able to accept your cheque)

2023/2024 Admission Charges
£2.50 for members, first time attendees (as a member or visitor) FREE, subsequent meetings are £5 for visitors. The cost covers light refreshments in the mid-morning, at lunchtime and in the afternoon (don’t forget to bring your own mug!) FREE entry for those entitled to free membership as a result of their age (and were necessary their care givers). Most members bring a packed lunch but it is possible to buy food close by the Community Centre.

We have an extensive library and books are loaned out by members for 2 months, but can be renewed by telephoning the librarian.

Insurance for our meetings, events and group equipment is now provided by Zurich as the Lace Guild is no longer able to cover groups as of August 2023.

Our thrice yearly newsletter, Pillow Talk, is published in March, July and November and contains a diary of events, information about courses organised by the group, items of news and patterns.

To join the North Cheshire Lacemakers Group just come along to one of our meetings as a visitor and pick up a membership form.

North Cheshire Lacemakers Group promotes the making of lace and encourages the pursuit of knowledge in the art of lacemaking, through classes, courses and exhibitions. Membership is open to all people who are interested in lace and willing to support and contribute towards the aims of NCLG.