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Mark Your Calendar: Semi-Annual Vintage Lace Sale - Posted August 22, 2018
September 20, 2018, 5:30pm-8:30pm, Members Only pre-sale!
September 21 & 22, 2018, 9:30am-4:00pm, Open to the public!

Sale items include:

Vintage tablecloths - all sizes, placemats, napkins, linen towels, hankies
Lace for costumers, collectors, crafting, and art projects
Accessories, clothing parts, aprons, adult and baby clothes
Fine lace edgings and insertions, collars, purses
Pillowcases, bedspreads, dresser mats, doilies
Craft, knitting, crochet tools and supplies
Check out our bargain boxes. Beautiful Drawn Thread collection discount opp!

Cash, checks & charges accepted. All sales are final.

Please note that there will be no tours during the sale.

Our Mission



To Preserve Lace and the Art of Lace Making: The museum houses approximately 10,000 pieces of lace that have been donated over the years. Many types of lace, lace-making tools and books that date back as far as the 1700's can be found in the museum.

To Exhibit Lace and its Historical Use: Every four months, the museum arranges a new major exhibit to demonstrate the breadth of its holdings.

To Offer Instruction in All Facets of Lace Making: Ongoing classes and workshops are offered year round. Demonstrations at local craft fairs help educate the public about lace making. Museum volunteers take lace making projects for children into area schools.

Our Story



The Lace Museum was founded in 1976 in the San Francisco Bay Area in California by a small group of women in order to preserve the art of lace making. By meeting regularly, the founding members were able to teach each other lace making techniques, teach other groups and individuals how to make lace, and to educate the community about the fine art of lace making through exhibits, shows and community events.

Please visit our memorial page for one of our co-founders, Gracie Larsen.

The Lace Museum was incorporated in 1981 as a non-profit organization administered by a Board of Directors and is staffed entirely by volunteers. It is supported by donations, Friends of the Museum, and sales from the gift shop.

The Lace Museum is associated with: