Contents in This Month's Issue
We are excited to announce that Saturday, October 22 will be
DOILY DAY at the LMLT!
"We all know what a doily is... A round thing that GRANDMA made... and couldn't stop making. These took hours to make. They were worked in every lace technique from crochet, tatting, knitting, needle lace, bobbin lace and more.
"In the early 20th century a plethora of pattern books was sold everywhere encouraging the pursuit of this pastime. They served as decorations for the home...put under the flower vase, on the arm of the chair, given as gifts or more often stored in piles on a closet shelf.
"Today we find ourselves inheritors of these wonderful sentimental objects which serve no purpose that we are aware of and somehow obligated to preserve them for another generation.
"DOILY DAY will provide a new use for these objects...now treating them as works of art of sentiment and pride. A unique method of blocking and mounting these, without harming the object will allow them to be hung in a window or on a wall, or simply suspended from the ceiling.
"The LACIS MUSEUM suspends many of these from the ceilings throughout the year like giant snowflakes.
"Learn the technique in a few minutes at LACE DOILY DAY. Bring your own favorite doily or we will have many that you can purchase. We will supply, at no charge, the material for the one doily.
"We will also have samples on hand of different lace techniques to aid you in identifying your doilies, past, present, and future. We also show you some other uses for the doily that you may have not thought of."
—Jules Kliot, Museum Director
Be sure to read more about doilies in this month's Textile Trivia, feast your eyes on some delightful doily specimens Currently on Exhibit in our Museum Shop, and bookmark our Facebook Event page in anticipation of the 22nd! We hope to see you there!
As you can see, it's very nearly complete! However, as sometimes happens, she ran out of this yellow #20 Lizbeth cordonnet thread before reaching the finish line. (Selfishly, we're almost glad she did, because that gave us the chance to peek at her project!)
Out of a desire to support the people of Ukraine, Kea purchased the vintage pattern from an Etsy seller based in Odessa, DolinaGalinaCrochet — thus, her decision to make the doily in this vibrant yellow color. It is hard to know, of course, how best to help a people in a region being torn apart by war some six thousand miles away. Sometimes all an ordinary citizen can do is make a gesture of support and solidarity, exercising their creative abilities, to let those people know they are not forgotten. Not many are aware of this, but a doily can be a thing not only of great beauty, but of love.
As Galina Dolina herself says, "I like to crochet lace doilies. This is my hobby, rewarding and enjoyable... [It is] the best decoration, that creates a unique atmosphere of comfort in your home, and the best present for your family and friends!" We most heartily concur.
Did you know?—The blue in the Ukrainian flag symbolizes the country's picturesque mountain ranges, the vast skies over its fertile grasslands, and its streams of running water, while the yellow stands for wheat, one of its most important crops.
We had SO much fun at the Camron-Stanford House for their first-ever History Day!
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our tent to say hi, take fun historical costuming selfies, make crafts with doilies, and/or learn how to make Renaissance cord on our lucets...
And a BIG thank-you to the hardworking organizers and volunteers at the Camron-Stanford House, not to mention all the other Bay Area history groups that participated alongside us! We love being located in such a dynamic and civic-minded region, where our communities are unafraid to boldly explore the past, and in doing so, preserve our unique legacies and the wisdom we've gained for the future! We're already eagerly looking forward to enjoying next year's History Day with you.
And just so you know, all month the Camron-Stanford House will be hosting quite a few spooky special events! Looking for fun, family-friendly Halloween activites in the East Bay? They have you covered.
And The Knitting Bridge Guild came to see our exhibit, The Bird in the Textile Arts.
Jules was simply elated to give a tour to the lovely folks from the Knitting Bridge Guild. Thank you all very much for paying us this visit! Honestly, knitters are the best people. What a great afternoon it was—we so enjoyed having you. Do come again soon!
An Antique Corset, Quilt Top, & Irish Crochet Collar
We were delighted when Ann McClain donated this unique piece of history to the Lacis Museum in August. It's striking because the ties are in the front, rather than on the back of the corset. (It also has a neat little secret pocket.) Since it still had its trademarked name printed on it, we were able to do a little research!
According to The Underpinnings Museum, "Gossard was established as H. W. Gossard Co. in Chicago in 1901, per company history, after its founder Henry Williamson Gossard was inspired by a corset worn at a Paris performance by the actress Sarah Bernhardt. In the 1920s it introduced the then-revolutionary idea of putting corset ties on the front, allowing the wearer to untie them herself. The company advertised extensively under the slogan 'The Gossard Line of Beauty.'"
Interestingly, there's still a Gossard lingerie company out there ("renowned for our heritage and style")—Vintage Fashion Guild says it the same one. It's a division of Courtauld's now. It seems like they continued to innovate throughout the decades, following (and making) the trends in foundation-wear... and continued to find success!
While out secondhand shopping, Barbara Petit stumbled upon a priceless treasure: an incredible quilt top already pieced together. From the look of its prints, it was an antique. And, as you can see, its Log Cabin design was immaculately planned. Those built-in diagonal stripes create a tremendously dynamic visual effect—like light and shadow.
All it needed now was some batting, and backing, and some topstitching before it would be ready to cover a bed. Barbara's intention was to take on and finish this work of art, but as it turned out, this quilt would have to wait a little bit longer before seeing completion. (We understand that kind of eventuality all too well!)
Fate simply had different plans for this magnificent piece of sewing. The skill and artistry of the object, just as it is, deserves attention—and preservation. Some projects are destined to remain forever in a suspended state of development, but there's a certain wabi-sabi perfection in these interludes, too.
Someone who remembers Lacis's original founder, Kaethe Kliot, very fondly, made a generous donation this past month.
We're honored that Nancy has entrusted us with this fantastic and intricate Irish crochet lace collar. In fact, it was such a spectacular specimen that we thought it would be perfect to share with you all, given that we have just opened up registration for Máire Treanor's 4-Day Clones Irish Crochet workshop next Spring!
Máire notes that this piece features "the waterlily motif and three-looped edging, so it was probably made in the Clones area, where these motifs were very popular," making it even more appropriate for marking the occasion.
This crochet extravaganza is always such a good time, year after year. We'll be so glad to see all the usual faces, and hopefully plenty of new ones, too.
The workshop will be taught, as usual, by the inimitable Máire Treanor. It'll run Wednesday through Saturday, April 5-8, 2023, from 10 AM to 5 PM. The registration fee is $300.00 for all 4 days, or $200.00 for any 2 days, if you prefer.
Some Customer Projects:
An Inspired Blouse, a Rustic Boater Hat
We love it when our talented Lacis visitors are working on a project and show us a photo, or even bring in the project itself! Inspiration abounds in this place, and that's in no small part thanks to you. Read our Customer of the Month section for even more amazing work done by our Lacis friends.
This romantic, cream-colored blouse with tie closures is something of a "Dr. Frankenstein's" creation. Its mastermind, Charlotte Meredith, a pre-med student at Cal, told us it was an improvised mash-up of several patterns. The torso portion is from VikiSews and the sleeves are adapted from McCall's Misses' Tops #8181. Ingenius!
Box pleated trims are something we often see decorating Victorian bustles. (Along with ruffles, lace, fringe, ribbon, bows... those Victorians were so extra.) We love seeing it so creatively deployed—and well-executed!—on a contemporary sewist's creation!
And this lovely visitor charmed us with her improvised boater hat! She works in tech, and is always striving to bring creativity and individuality to what might otherwise be a very mundane workplace.
Detail from "6 Fighting Birds on a Buddhist Shawl" 
The bird in literature and on canvas has long held its place through all civilizations and all times.
The bird captured in thread and textiles is more obscure and less defined. Depicted by a single thread, a bountiful palette of threads, a thread following a hook or threads flowing in harmony through the bobbins of lace, the bird is captured by the hands of the creator.
This amazing presentation captures this spirit from Pre-Columbian Peru to the earliest of laces to a world of unbound wealth of thread, color and needle.
For Katherine Bond of Berkeley, the exhibit was, in her words, "Spectacular!" She was "speechless at the display of time, quality, variety and geography of the works."
Visitor Virginia Davis was similarly floored, enthusing that it was "totally FABULOUS."
Paula and Rob Patterson, who came to visit all the way from Colorado, said that, "As birders, we so appreciated this exhibit. Thank you!"
Lacis Museum member Blair Van Tassel felt the same way: "Beyond amazing details," she agreed.
These pieces from our collection are terrific examples of a number of different lacemaking techniques! Be sure to check out our display that contains these, and many more gorgeous doily specimens—it'll be in a display case on your left-hand side, almost the first thing you see when you come into the shop.
We're sure this little smattering of lace doilies only served to whet your appetite for the stuff! If you're still hungry for more, you can learn about the history, the fine art, and the hard science of doilies in this month's Textile Trivia!
Sections of the Shetland Lace Sampler of Cathy Adair-Clark
This generous donation of decorative textile artworks from Cathy Adair-Clark is a tour de force of talent and devotion to the world of needlework, specifically her world of knitting and Shetland yarns: "I fell in love with Shetland sheep and their fleeces, and that has ruled my life since 2007."
The magnificent Shetland lace sampler she constructed in 2012 is 8 feet by 6½ feet, comprising 67 different fleeces of yarn, all hand-spun by Cathy herself. We also have her personally compiled tome of sketches available for your perusal, with each motif and its pattern, along with sources and progress reports, all passionately and fastidiously documented.
This was one of our all-time favorite pieces in the entire Etsy shop. It was from the 1860s! Probably part of a young lady's wedding trousseau, its every detail was sublime.
The material, first of all, was the finest, brightest white linen. And second of all, the pin-tucks, handmade filet lace accents, and drawnwork hemstitching on the seams had us swooning. Such handiwork! We were almost sad to say goodbye, but the time had come for this beauty to be enjoyed in new places, by new eyes.
Julie Trinkala became a Lacis Museum member over Etsy! She left us a touching message:
"I have frequented Lacis as a customer ever since JoAnn Stabb included Lacis on a class field trip when I was a UC Davis student. Proud to be a card-carrying museum member after all these decades. Thank you for all you do to preserve textiles, teach and share knowledge."
Your continued support means so much to us, Julie. And we so deeply appreciate you sharing this precious memory of Professor Stabb! For those of you who might not know, JoAnn Stabb started UC Davis's design collection. In fact it's called The Jo Ann C. Stabb Design Collection in her honor, and now "consists of over 5,000 items ranging from the 16th Century to present day. The majority of the objects are ethnic and endangered textiles and costumes from around the world that are used to enhance the teaching and research activities of the Department of Design. The collection is comprised of textiles and fashion, basketry, porcelain and glass, furniture and architectural drawings."
Said design professor Susan Taber Avila: "[Stabb] captured the zeitgeist of the wearable art movement and brought that creativity into her teaching. She understood and championed the value of studying actual textiles and artifacts." No wonder she so loved Lacis, and brought her students here: our mission and philosophies align.
noted Interweave Magazine. There are a number of photographs of her knitting for the war effort with her sister, Margaret, in 1940. (This was common practice in America, too.)
As the war wore on, knitting socks for troops seemed insufficient. It's said that Princess Elizabeth insisted on making a more demanding contribution. In March 1945, she began her training as a mechanic and driver with the ATS (the Auxiliary Territorial Service, effectively the women's branch of the British Army). As the story goes, her family conceded to her wishes; her father, King George, even "made sure that his daughter was not given a special rank in the Army," said historian Vikki Hawkins.
We'll not soon forget the image of a woman who did what she could, when she could, in her time. She could make garments from scratch—she could fix a motor. She could serve her country in a time of crisis. Now that country—and the world—mourns her loss.
Some Doily Trivia
First, origins and etymology.
Some of the first references to the word "doily" refer to the lightweight wool material sold by an apparently successful London draper by the name of Doiley:
In John Dryden's play (and "his most abject failure") Mr. Limberham, or The Kind Keeper, from 1677-1678 (and the "keeping" in question refers to "kept women"), he mentions having "Doily Petticoats and Mantos" (whatever "mantos" are). So here, "doily" refers to clothing material.
But Jonathan Swift, in his posthumously published book Journals to Stella, which was written in the early 1710-1720s, mentions doilies in terms of table linens: "After dinner we had coarse Doily-napkins, fringed at each end, upon the table to drink with."
This makes sense, then, as the BBC's magazine Homes and Antiques says "Doily," a linen merchant family, "made fringed napkins in the 1700s. From 1711 a doily was a small ornamental napkin used at dessert." Thus, the notion of doily as a material for clothing has disappeared, totally eclipsed by the useful and decorative table linen.
The fine art of doilies.
The Doily-Free Zone is the tongue-in-cheek name for an international group of lacemakers who wanted to point out that there's more to lace than doilies.
Jacqueline Nicholls of the UK created The Ladies Guild Collection, "a series of paper-cuts that combine rabbinic misogyny with sexualized images of women, all on a nice paper doily. The texts in this series are selected specifically because they voice the misogynist attitudes that influence how women were, and continue to be, seen and treated in the community."
Ashley Blalock uses colossal doilies in her installation art.
Herbert Niebling elevated lace knitting to an especially artistic level. Many of his pieces are like doilies on steroids: fabulously intricate and monstrously huge. Just take a look at the charts for his patterns—it almost hurts the brain to contemplate making them, yet there have been a number of Lacis friends who find them a fun challenge.
The math & science of doilies.
Doily designs that are circular or oval and are started from the center and worked outward operate on principles — in other words, a polar coordinates system.
Filet crochet lace doilies operate according to a grid pattern — a cartesian coordinate system.
Knitting is coding and yarn is programmable (article behind a soft paywall), according to Dr. Elisabetta Matsumoto.
And the resemblance between the majority of doilies and mandalas is undeniable: on Ravelry, you can find countless doily patterns called "Mandalas." And a mandala, of course, is a complex, "universal" motif in Buddhism and Hinduism.
Dany Rhys, editor and Ancient History/Literature and Linguistics specialist behind Symbol Sage, says: "The word Mandala, pronounced mon-dah-lah, means circle or discoid object in Sanskrit. This symbol, sacred to many belief systems across the globe, is designed like a geometric shape and represents the universe."
And, along not dissimilar lines, one need only glance at a geocentric chart of the 8-year cycle of Venus (otherwise known as the Five Petals of Venus to see the resemblance between it and a doily.
And then—as if that wasn't enough—there are numerous articles involving the doily in mathematics and physics journals! Some of them are by mathematical physicist Metod Saniga, who seems quite taken by the potential and properties of the doily. They have perplexing titles like:
Magic Three-Qubit Veldkamp Line and Veldkamp Space of the Doily by Saniga and Zsolt (Symmetry [Basel], 2020, Vol.12)
A Sequence of Qubit-Qudit Pauli Groups as a Nested Structure of Doilies by Saniga and Planat (Journal of Mathematical and Theoretical Physics, 2011, Vol.44)
Doily as Subgeometry of a Set of Nonunimodular Free Cyclic Submodules by Saniga and Bartnicka (Axioms, 2019, Vol.8)
Doodles and Doilies, Non-Simple Symmetric Venn Diagrams by Hamburger (Discrete Mathematics, 2002, Vol.257)...
The Five Petals of Venus, or the Pentagram of Venus, is "the path that Venus makes as observed from Earth." Over the course of five years, due to a reliably irregular wobble, that path traces a beautiful floral design—not unlike that of a doily.
One is almost frightened to think of how difficult these must be to digest. In comparison, the doily itself seems an enormously friendly, approachable, everyday thing—unthreatening and familiar.
Don't forget, Lacis Museum Members receive 20% off of books purchased in our Museum shop
The Ultimate All-Around Stitch Dictionary
Surely this is the knitting stitch dictionary to end all knitting stitch dictionaries.
A work of unparalleled beauty, and clarity, and all-around quality. Because "all around" is the mantra it was written by: using it as your guide, you can work each stitch from the top down, from the bottom up, and all around. There are 300 stitches in this relatively lightweight, compact book! (It's a deliciously flexible softback, and the pages are sturdy, with glossy color photos, easy-to-read charts—so attractive.) You know how much we love a great reference book here. Each chapter is marked on the margins by its specific color code, and we're talking about chapters like: "Knits and Purls." "Ribs." "Twisted and Textured, Slipped and Fancy." Cables. Lace. Mosaics and Colorwork. Hems and Edgings. All gorgeous.
Knitters, you need this.
Easy-Sew Piece to Mix and Match
"A guide to creating a flexible 7-piece wardrobe with modern Scandinavian style. Includes patterns."
Are you the type to scour through Elle Decor, Real Simple, Lucky, Domino, and/or O Magazine? If so, you may have seen Lotta Jansdotter's work already—her creations have appeared in everything from fabric, rugs, bedding, and dishes to luggage and paper goods.
Lotta grew up in Åland, "a small group of islands steeped in artisan traditions, located in an archipelago between Sweden and Finland." (It's an autonomous region of Finland.) Her childhood there sounds like something out of a romantic crafter's dream. Lotta was raised by "independent, strong-willed doers and makers," she says. "My grandmother Sylvia made clothes for all five of her children, using old linen sugar bags and local textiles. My father was a fisherman and smoked herring in the shed next to our home. My sister in law, Agnetha, threw her own ceramic pots, and then there was my grandfather Erik, a strong artistic spirit who was a farmer but mostly wanted to paint landscapes and play his beloved accordion." Lotta and her talented, self-sufficient family sound like our favorite kind of people—creative and resourceful!
"Everyday Patterns" is a great introduction to Scandi-style fashion (although Lotta clearly draws much inspiration from her far-flung international travels), and it's a fun read for sewists and the design-inclined, even if you don't end up making all the clothes in it.
Since the time of Plato, there has been debate about whether perfect circles can exist in nature.
But thumb through this fun crafting book, and we think you'll find that they do! To create your own circular weaving loom, you can repurpose an embroidery hoop—or try out steel macrame rings, or adapt a Teneriffe lace grid. The possibilities are endless. Just like the philosophical-mathematical debate about circles.
Artist Ting Ying Han's colossal textile piece, "Flowing Spaces," recreates the floor plan of her childhood home in Taiwan to 1:1 (?) scale, on a near-vertical axis. The traces of its construction—doors, halls, walls—are sketched out roughly, in suggestive, rhythmic white marks. Looking closely we can follow, too, the paths habitually taken by small, anxious feet. Meanwhile, the silk of shifting shades of blue upon which these white lines are emblazoned billows upward and back, like the massive, ephemeral sails of a ghost ship.
Han's deeply expressive, "gestural mark-making between each space of the floorplan represents her desire to connect, fear of conflict, and hopes of a reunion with her family."
The results, we have to say, are profoundly affecting.
In building this piece, Han employed a cyanotype printing technique — just like with real blueprints — on a surface of silk crepeline. She sourced yards upon yards of it from our shop, and we're so pleased the results turned out vibrantly as they did. Crepeline is a French silk organdy — it's so fine and loosely woven that it's a favorite of conservationists as a backing support for fragile textiles, and even when used on top of a surface, it can become almost invisible. And of course, being 100% silk, it dyes exceptionally well.
Flowing Spaces is currently on display at the Kala Institute's Forever Was Never Till Now exhibition. (The exhibition's evocative title comes from the e. e. cummings poem if everything happens that can't be done.) You can see it at the Kala Art Gallery at 2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley — it's open Wednesday to Friday, 12-5pm.
Ting Ying Han was born in Taipei, Taiwan. An artist and sculptor based in Los Angeles, she's currently a Fellow at the Kala Art Institute here in Berkeley, and has holds an M.F.A. in Fine Art from the California Institute of the Arts and a B.F.A. in Sculpture from the Savannah College of Art and Design. To see her work behind the scenes, follow her on Instagram: she's @ting_ying_han_studio.
Two-Session Mid-Victorian Dress Workshop
with Catherine Scholar
Saturday, Oct. 8 & Oct. 22 — 10:00 PM to 5:00 PM
$175 fee (Optional Lab Class on Sunday, Oct. 23 for an additional $85)
Come make a mid-Victorian gown from 1830 to 1865 to wear to Victorian balls, Civil War reenactments, Victorian Holiday Fairs, or any occasion you desire. You will start with a Truly Victorian bodice pattern of your choice and augment it with authentic 19th-century dressmaking techniques to make a custom gown just for you! This class will cover measurements, pattern adjustments, fitting, making a skirt without a pattern, period sewing techniques, trimming, boning, hand finishing, and much more.
In the first session, you will cover a brief overview of the styles worn in the era. You will take measurements, trace off the correct pattern pieces, and then make and fit mockups. You will then move on to cutting and constructing your bodice and finish the day by adding boning.
In the second session, you will concentrate on closures and facings and then make and attach the skirts. This year we will offer an Optional Lab session (10/23). In this session, you will work under the guidance of the instructor to apply the finishing touches on your garment.
Prerequisites: Students must know how to use a sewing machine.
with Kevin Baum
Saturday, October 15, 2022 — 12:30 PM to 4 PM
Have you admired tatting and wondered if you could be able to tat? Only a few stitches need to be mastered in order to create beautiful tatted works of art. This beginner class will get you on track for shuttle tatting by teaching you the tools and techniques.
You will concentrate on learning the double stitch, which all shuttle tatting is based on. Once the double stitch has been mastered, will learn to make rings and picots. The goal of these classes is to create, with practice, a simple edging of connected rings and picots.
with Patrice Krems
Saturday, November 5, 2022 — 12:30 PM to 5 PM
$55 + $20 kit fee (payable to instructor)
The Nautilus Cockade is a perennial favorite at Lacis. In this class, you learn how to transform flat ribbons into three-dimensional nautilus shells that can be varied in countless different ways, limited only by your imagination. You may be most familiar with cockades on military hats and cloche hats and dresses from the 1920s. But in this class, you will learn how to make a vintage-style Nautilus Shell Cockade and give it a modern twist. You will also learn how to make a beaded tassel as well as add a beaded picot edging to your Nautilus Cockade.
The Nautilus Cockade can be used as a pocket to hold your notions on a chatelaine, turned into a brooch, or used as a millinery flower on a new or vintage hat. And just in time for the upcoming holidays, this favor makes a spectacular gift for a loved one or a stunning ornament for your Christmas tree!
A Tatted Snowflake
with Kevin Baum
Saturday, November 19, 2022 — 12:30 PM to 4 PM
Come celebrate the holidays with this festive tatting class designed for past students of Kevin's Beginning Tatting Classes. Elevate your tatting skills to create an heirloom tatted Snowflake!
Hang them on Christmas tree branches on wreaths during the holiday season. Use them to dress up holiday packages or table centerpieces. Or frame these works of art and give them to friends and family!
Prerequisites: Students will need to know the shuttle tatting basics: namely, the double stitch and how to create and connect rings and picots. Under Kevin's guidance, students will begin their holiday projects. Students will choose one from several snowflakes, from easy to advanced. Finishing and blocking your finished snowflake will be discussed.
Clones Irish Crochet: A 4-Day Workshop
with Máire Treanor
Wednesday-Saturday, April 5-8, 2023 — 10 AM to 5 PM
$300.00 for all 4 days (or $200.00 for any 2 days)
Máire is excited to return to Lacis once again!
Lacis is once again pleased to announce the return of Máire Treanor, master of Irish Crochet, for a 4-day in-person workshop of Clones Irish Crochet.
In the first two days, newcomers will work on Clones lace jewelry, learning the basic stitches of Irish Clones lace, before progressing to traditional motifs of wild rose, shamrocks, vine leaves, grapes, and other motifs familiar in Irish Crochet, which use packing cord, as well as the unique Clones knot filling stitch and edging. Returning students can bring a project on which they have been working, getting advice and help on finishing it.
Students will discuss how to read antique Irish Crochet patterns and the international charts used in Ukrainian, Russian and Japanese books, with samples of garments in Modern Irish Crochet.
Prerequisites: For this captivating workshop series, students should be familiar with the basic crochet stitches of chain, single crochet, and double crochet in yarn. During this special workshop, Máire encourages students to work at their own pace, with individual help and encouragement.
In honor of the spooky season, our favorite historic Victorian in Oakland, The Camron-Stanford House, is holding a couple of very special events that our fellow Halloween-lovers won't want to miss!
The Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. We are a unique legacy museum located in Berkeley, California. We host a wide range of hands-on workshops, several galleries of rotating exhibits, and our Museum Shop carries an extensive supply of vintage goods, craft- and costume-related books, and needlework supplies.
Our purpose is to:
• Preserve lace and textiles of all cultures from all periods
• Provide a resource center for research and documentation of these objects
• Educate and disseminate knowledge of lace and textiles
For just $25.00, you can become an official, card-carrying Lacis Museum Member for a year—and enjoy exclusive benefits! Get your membership via our Etsy shop, or alternatively, contact us in a number of other ways to join this vitally important circle of Lacis friends. We thank you for your support!
• 10% discount at our Etsy shop for purchases over $50
• 20% off books purchased at the Lacis Museum shop
• Free museum admission for you and up to (4) guests
• Special invitation to show openings
• Class discounts
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The Lacis Museum of Lace & Textiles
2982 Adeline St.
Berkeley, CA 94703