Keystone Lace Guild

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The Keystone Lace Guild, located in Central Pennsylvania, can be your entry point into the exciting world of lacemaking. Anyone interested in making lace can learn the language, the techniques, and the possibilities of the craft in developing an interesting and rewarding lifelong activity. The purpose of the Guild has been to foster interest in the making, studying, collecting and preservation of lace and lacemaking. A variety of learning experiences have been offered to support the interests of participants and to maintain enthusiasm for the craft, while keeping skill levels and backgrounds in mind.

Workshops & classes with the best teachers in the field of lacemaking, retreats, and other opportunities for concentrated learning continue to be scheduled as often as possible. We welcome the opportunity to display our work, demonstrate lacemaking techniques, and teach beginner classes at public libraries, historical sites and community events.

Our main focus has been to share the basic techniques of lacemaking, particularly bobbin lace and tatting, with anyone who might express interest. We offered opportunities to learn needlelace, knitted lace and crochet lace. We have been very fortunate to have individuals who have been making lace for several years and have attended seminars and conventions with some of the best national and international teachers and are more than willing to share what they’ve learned with others. Likewise, experienced lacemakers, while they may not learn much from some projects, can certainly benefit from the enthusiasm and fellowship found in these settings.

Whatever your interest, we look forward to sharing our passion for lacemaking with you.

NOTE: We are unable to accept members, and are not meeting as a guild, at this time, but the opportunities for learning lacemaking are still available in the Central PA region. Please contact us at for more information.