South Holland lacemakers always learning new skills

Moulton Community Centre, Moulton - 30th anniversary of South Holland Lacemakers all day demo'Members break for photo and show examples of work ANL-151010-193519001
Moulton Community Centre, Moulton - 30th anniversary of South Holland Lacemakers all day demo'Members break for photo and show examples of work ANL-151010-193519001
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South Holland Lacemakers have made a point of celebrating each big anniversary since the time an article by Sheila Robson in these newspapers brought them together.

Thora Fleming got in touch with Sheila because she wanted to see if there was anyone else in the area who would like to meet up to make lace.

That was in 1985 and 11 of them met in each other’s houses until numbers grew.

For their 30th celebration, Chris Smith from Gosberton was invited to demonstrate her skill with Kaga Yubinuki, or Japanese thimble rings.

These were traditionally used by Japanese stitchers, but the colourful items have become popular in the west, and are also made into bangles and beads.

The lacemakers also had a display of some of their work