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Sewing some seeds of love

South Holland Lacemakers at Handmade in Moulton held at Moulton Methodist Church.  ANL-140405-180704001

South Holland Lacemakers at Handmade in Moulton held at Moulton Methodist Church. ANL-140405-180704001

A hobby that can be traced back to the 16th century is still going strong in Moulton where a group meets ten times a year.

South Holland Lacemakers has a membership of almost 30 women who spend three hours on the second Saturday of every month, except May and August, making their mark by knitting, crocheting and sewing.

Noreen Hoare, treasurer of South Holland Lacemakers, said: “The group was started by our chairman Thora Fleming who moved to the area at least 30 years ago when there wasn’t a lacemaking group in South Holland.

“Initially, there were six like-minded women who would go to each other’s houses but when more people started to come, it moved to the education centre in Pinchbeck and other halls until it finall settled at Moulton Community Centre.

“For the last eight or nine years we’ve had about 28 members from Spalding, Holbeach, Moulton, Peterborough and a big group from Boston.

“The meetings are very informal and beginners can just come along as someone is there to help them out with some easy patterns to start them off.”

Examples of the lacemaking group’s work was on show at the annual Handmade in Moulton event, held at Moulton Methodist Church on the May Day bank holiday weekend.

For more details, call Noreen on 01406 370311 or Thora on 01775 767701.

 

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