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

We hope to see some of our members again at our AGM on 11 September, in the mean time please keep safe and make lots of lace!

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

In February, April, June, October and December from 10.30 am to 3.00 pm on the 2nd Friday when we make lace, share ideas and chat There is usually no meeting in August but a trip is often arranged.

When we meet again in September we please bring your own refreshments as we will not be using the kitchen. Hopefully after this we will again be asking you to bring your own mug, tea, coffee and biscuits are provided by the committee. Members are asked to fill the kettle after use and put it on for the next person who won’t be far behind them! Members are responsible for their own washing up (washing up liquid and tea towels are provided).

2021 Subscriptions

Existing members: because of the current pandemic your 2020 membership has been changed to a 2 year membership so there is no need to renew for 2021. New members: our membership rates are:

£11 for Lace Guild members.
£13.50 for non Lace Guild members.
Free for Young Lacemakers

Subscriptions for anyone joining NCLG from September in any year are reduced by £5.00 on the above amounts.

Please make cheques payable to North Cheshire Lacemakers Group

If joining outside of a meeting please send your form to the address on 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)

Admission Charge
£2.00 for members and £4.00 for visitors to cover light refreshments in the mid-morning, at lunchtime and in the afternoon (don’t forget to bring your own mug!) 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 for 2 months, but can be renewed by telephoning the librarian.

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.