Official Newsletter   •   August 2, 2023

Contents in This Month's Issue

Greetings, Lacis friends

Threads of Life

Traditional Embroidery of Ukraine

Closes August 12

We had a wonderful opening day event for the gallery exhibition Threads of Life: Traditional Embroidery of Ukraine. It'll be here for two more weeks, so see it while you can!
    Thank you so much to visitors and organizers and volunteers from the San Francisco School of Needle Work and Design for putting together this very special showing of the work of Lesia Pona, a champion for the folk arts of her country. Her work will be available for viewing at Lacis Museum until August 12, in our downstairs gallery, with no advance reservations necessary. If you are interested in a docent-led tour, however, please contact

Carol Gomez of Delaware shipped us a magnificent donation of needlework books and antique and vintage booklets, many of them collected over the decades at flea markets and yard sales in the Pennsylvania coal mining regions.
    As we unpacked box after box, our amazement and gratitude only grew. What a precious, beautiful library of needlework ephemera she built here! We're certain it will only continue to delight and illuminate crocheters, knitters, and tatters well into the next generation.
    We are touched by your generosity, Carol, and thank you sincerely for thinking of us — even thirty years after your visit to Lacis! We hope to continue making such an impact on everyone who comes through our doors.

Thank you so much to everyone who attended Elise Youssoufian's Needle Lace Demonstration in July. It proved a most enriching afternoon. Your curiosity and stories were a wonderful complement to Elise's special needlework presentation and cultural discussion. The event even ended on an expectedly lovely "note" of song!
    The sheer enormity of the outpouring of participation and support from our community was such an unexpected gift. Because of your enthusiasm, we are now designing a series of intimate workshops covering beginning to advanced techniques. For those of you who expressed interest, we'll be in touch — and if you want to be added to that mailing list, just let us know!

We're looking forward to seeing many of you next month at the Art Deco Society of California's 38th annual Gatsby Summer Afternoon at the Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate! Year after year, this special picnic event has been an opportunity for creative costumers and passionate sartorialists to truly express themselves. The vintage dancing and beautifully styled picnic spreads are always wonderful to see.
    If you're planning to attend, do remember that in addition to authentic 1920s garb and accessories, Lacis also carries pretty much everything you'd need to create a reasonable facsimile of that bygone age in fashion, from fabric, patterns and notions, to fans, parasols, and lacy daytime gloves — absolute necessities for a pleasant afternoon outdoors.
    In addition, our shop is stocked with approximately a metric ton of tablecloths, luncheon and cocktail napkins — among other table linens — for creating the aesthetic alfresco eating experience of your dreams. Check out our Etsy shop for a curated selection of items perfect for this afternoon affair.

The deadline to sign up for our fun Pleated Fuchsias ribbonwork class is fast approaching. It's on Saturday, August 12th, so sign up soon and don't miss out! These are the cutest little flowers ever, and they can be used in so many different costuming and millinery contexts — it's the perfect complement to a 1920s cloche, for example...!

Customer Projects

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.

Zia Rauwolf made this wonderful crocheted Christmas angel for her mother. We consider this a very wise practice — as we well know here at Lacis, if you don't get started very early, a handmade Christmas gift will never get done!
    The pattern came from Amie's Catalogue, and it's called "Tidings of Joy." Zia accomplished it all in size 10 Lizbeth cordonnet thread. We love it!

This Lacis Museum visitor from Germany uses whatever materials are on hand to create incredible crochet sweaters, jackets, potholders, bags... you can see how everything, from the multicolored yarn, beads, soda pop tabs, is recycled. Each piece is completely unique, and all the details are marvelously worked out. We applaud your creativity and ingenuity, Visitor X. Keep up the great work!

Upcoming Exhibit

The Lace Accessory: Transcending Fashion

Opening November 10, 2023

Accessories define us and set us apart from others in the world of fashion. The typical accessories such as necklaces, bracelets, purses, and shoes make us unique. The collar and handkerchief, once only functional items, have become fashion statements that reflect our personal identity and message. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg exemplified this purpose when she wore a lace collar on her black robe, which symbolized a sartorial strategy that powerful women have practiced throughout history.
    From the Middle Ages to the present day, collars have been a significant part of fashion. The great ruff, a collar worn in the Renaissance, was the most outlandish statement of costume. Over time, collars evolved into many related objects of adornment that made timeless statements about our personality.
    The bertha, jabot, appendage on the bonnet and headscarf, and tie were all supports for various sartorial statements. Initially, the handkerchief was tied to physical needs such as wiping sweat from the brow. However, it has evolved into a coveted luxury item that is held in hand and displayed publicly. Lace and needlework have become the perfect medium for these ultimate accessories, showcasing the highest level of execution.

This new LMLT exhibit will display beautiful examples of collars and handkerchiefs from the 17th—20th century featuring various lace and embroidery techniques.

Current Exhibit

Day's End: Personal Glamour Exposed

Tours are by appointment only

Our newest exhibit, Day's End: Personal Glamour Exposed, allows us to peek into the closets of history to reveal our most intimate items of clothing: the things never worn around strangers or out of the house. It is a joyful exploration of the gorgeous, often sensuous attire worn in private, like nightgowns, robes, and pajamas from the 1860s to the 1930s.
    Such garments represented the shedding of one's public life to transition into a personal world of comfort and glamour. These historical clothes were worn for the wearer's pleasure and sometimes included intricate details that only one's closest loved ones ever saw. An elegant nightgown, an essential part of a bride's trousseau, would have only been seen by her new husband.
    Nighttime apparel often featured inserts of the finest machine lace, hand embroidery, ribbons, shirring, pin tucks, ruffles—and sometimes the ultimate stamp of luxury, a custom monogram. And although these garments were available through catalogs and stores, many pieces were lovingly handmade at home, further confirming their cherished nature.
    Stroll through this dreamscape of our past... before sweatpants, yoga pants, and workplace pajamas... and into a world of sumptuous personal glamour—exposed.

We've received so many rave reviews from our visitors, writing in our guest book and thoughtfully sending us notes in the post — thank you very kindly!

Currently in the Museum Shop

A Time to Mend: Darning Tools of Old

Explore darning and mending items from the LMLT Collection.

You'll find these treasures arrayed in a glass display case on your left, almost the first thing you see when you come into the shop. Each month this summer, we'll introduce you to a new family of darning and mending tools. This is part 3 of 4. Our hope is that it will inspire you to explore salvaging your own damaged items.

Mending and conservation of textiles is a sacred act dear to our hearts, so we sincerely hope you enjoy this variety of darning tools from our collection. We consider objects of this nature most aesthetically pleasing, each one potent with life, history, and generations of use. As William Morris, outspoken advocate for the revival of the traditional British textile arts, once said: "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." All these, from the humblest to the most novel and extravagant, are definitively both.

Currently in the Museum Shop

Aubusson Tapestry: "The Stag at Bay"

This Robert Four tapestry reproduces a segment of "The Stag at Bay" from the Netherlands. The original dates back to the late 15th century, and it now resides at the Met Museum. This copy, however, you can see at Lacis Museum, hanging above our shop floor!

The Aubusson tapestry-weaving tradition has continued almost unbroken since the 1300s, when its small weaving industry was first established. There was a hiatus in the 1700 and 1800s, but its 20th-century revival peaked in about 1911.
    The piece you'll see here at Lacis Museum dates from after the 1950s, but the methods used in its manufacture are extremely close to those of the artisans centuries ago. In fact, in 2019, Aubusson tapestries were declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

Read more about the tapestries.

Recently Sold in Our Etsy Shop

Let's find out where our vintage treasures ended up!

This month, we bid a fond farewell to a pretty piece of Victorian mourning lace. It's dotted with a tiny plant motif that speaks particularly well, we think, to the custom of mourning the loss of a loved one: the bent head of the little flower signifies the gravity that sadness puts on us — but note its uplifting single leaf and petite proportions! This is but a little sprout, and it has time ahead to grow, and heal. Futhermore — though it seems to think it is — you can see from the general field that it does not stand alone. They may not see each other, but there are many flowers caught the same attitude — poignantly suggesting the shared experience of grief, its isolating feeling.

Current Etsy Listings
Suitable for a Certain Gatsby Picnic

Wondering how to Gatsby? Never fear — our Etsy shop is here! Our curated collection of authentic Edwardian, '20s, and '30s fashions will be sure to inspire you.

1920s dusty lilac silk chiffon flapper dress with buckle bows on the hips

1920s green daisy print cotton dropped-waist dress with two flounces, three bows

1980s-does-'20s, "Pretty in Pink," dropped-waist dress with sailor-style collar and ribbon bow tie

1920s embroidered and smocked cotton voile dress handmade in Czechoslovakia

1910s silk blouse with pleated ruffle trim, Mother of Pearl buttons, antique underarm dress shields

1920s pleated rayon dropped-waist flapper dress with self belt, delicate scallop pin tuck detailing

Two-tiered 1920s silk crepe chiffon with pale green bows at the cuffs and neckline

1930s Irish linen mermaid dress with sailor collar and tiered ruffle skirt embroidered with Art Deco motifs

1930s cotton organdy scoop-neck dress with ruffled skirt, long puff sleeves with center shirring

Historical Textile Trivia

Before there was "Barbie," there was...

Théâtré de La Mode

French haute couture fashion dolls

Fashion dolls have been popular in France since the mid-1800s. These "Parisiennes," also called poupées de mode (or just poupées, if you prefer) are now a highly collectible commodity among doll lovers. They're quite a distinct creature from the baby dolls that children play with — not unlike the boudoir doll phenomenon of the '20s. They're made to appeal to fashion-obsessed people of taste, with a discriminating sartorial eye.
    Théâtré de La Mode was a post-war touring exhibit from 1945 - '46 to raise funds for French war survivors and to revive the French Fashion industry after Nazi occupation and control. Its cast was populated by large dolls directly descended from this "Parisiennes" lineage, and their clothing was markedly modern, on the very bleeding edge of high-end 1940s fashion.

Proportions & construction

The dolls are ⅓ scale of human models, standing at 28" tall. Their bodies consists of wire and cloth. They have featureless faces (no eyes, nor any coloration) — but they all had beautifully coiffed hair. Robert Ricci, perfumier son of Nina Ricci, designed the dolls' basic form. He was the one who came up with the idea of a miniature theatre of fashion, in the reconstruction period that followed the liberation of France in WWII.

Headcount & Roll Call

There were whopping 237 dolls total. The talent behind them was quite the star-studded affair: Nina Ricci, Balenciaga, Balmain, Fath. Lelong, Gres, Raouf, Pateau, Schiaparelli and Hermes are among the designers contributing from their latest couture collections. Shown above, for example, is Jeanne Lanvin and an assistant styling a Théâtré de La Mode doll.

Elegantly, Imaginatively In situ

The dolls were arranged in fabulous, sometimes fantastical settings designed by French interior and theatre designers and current French artists. The luminary Jean Cocteau himself created one called Hommage à Réne Clair: Ma Femme est une Scorcière that sounds especially intruiging — in English, it's: A Tribute to Réne Clair: My Wife is a Witch.

An eye for detail

The dolls wore fully functioning clothing, including zippers, zip, buttons that unbutton, and fully stocked handbags and coordinating footwear — miles away from the depressingly generic, plastic miniatures accessories that come with your average Barbie.

For a deeper dive, take a look at this title we carry in the Lacis shop's book department. It's called "Théâtré de La Mode: The Survival of Haute Couture" by Edmonde Charles-Roux, et al (published in 2002). And if you love this particular moment in history, or Parisienne fashion dolls in general, you'd better make your move — this is a splendid book that's been discontinued, and inventory is limited! And to satisfy your curiosity more immediately, here are some relevant podcasts:

A Fantasy of Fashion: Articles of Interest #7 — from the 99% Invisible podcast. Hear the story of how these dolls were almost lost, and rediscovered by the new curator of "a strange museum perched on a cliff in rural Washington state."

Maison Huret, The Finest French Fashion Dolls with Valerie Fogel, from The Doll Podcast. For more on French fashion dolls and their ilk.

Barbie: The Fashion History of an Icon, Part I from Dressed: The History of Fashion podcast Did you know that Ruth Handler got her inspiration for the look of her Barbie dolls from the German sultry sweetheart Bild Lilli?

New Favorite Products & Publications at Lacis

Our staff picks their favorite fresh titles & tools

Don't forget, Lacis Museum Members receive 20% off of books purchased in our Museum shop

Richelieu Cutwork Embroidery Kits
JO18                  $9.00

New from Poland! Comes with pre-printed linen fabric and instructions.

Acid-Free Box for Long-Term Storage
HO54                  $40.00

This sturdy archival box for all your textile treasures is 20" x 16" x 3½".

Customer of the Month

Cynthia Aurora Brannvall

Cynthia Brannvall is an art historian and a multi-media artist who teaches art history as a full-time faculty member of Foothill Community College.
    What we particularly love to see her making are textile sculptures, some of which she sources from Lacis. Her process is extraordinary: she stiffens whole antique garments — and certain suggestive garment fragments — with beeswax, resin, and damar tree gum (damar mata kucing, or "cat's eye damar," a crystalline resin) from Asia.
    The effect can be of ghostly manifestations, taking breath, displacing air, embodying cloth — or textural collages, full of variety and character, as spontaneous and natural-looking as moss and lichen on stone — even, as you'll see, when demarcating rather linear borders. It's a method that appears to imbue life into the relatively lifeless.
    Cynthia's objectives in her art speak to her personal purpose and social activism. Of The Threads that Bind, the staggering map of the United States she constructs from scraps of fabric, all in tones of ecru and beige and white, pictured left, she said, "I always knew I wanted to do a map piece in my visual language that I had developed. I was struck by the political divide, and it reminded me of the debates over slavery and the westward expansion era of this country, so I felt compelled to make that piece."
    All Cynthia's pieces — though ineffably beautiful in their own right, of course — are executed through these kinds of meticulously developed motivations. The result is that these textile constructions are fundamentally far more load-bearing than one would initially imagine. The deceptively airy structures, when they tell their story, impart a deep message, a burden of emotional weight, to the whole and to the viewer.
    We urge you, when you can, to read more about her amazing ouvre. It's a feast for the eyes, nourishing for the mind, and challenging to the conscience.

Cynthia's unexpectedly powerful assemblage of beeswax- and damar-infused collars, called Little Girls, Birmingham, from 2020-21, references the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church by the KKK. It's a quiet, subdued grouping — but also one that speaks volumes, loudly, once its name is given. In this inspired, ingenius way, armed with little but her all-natural stiffening substances and carefully curated pieces, Cynthia gives a voice to the silenced, and conjures ghosts in cloth so that their lives will never be forgotten.

Classes at Lacis

There are so many things to learn at Lacis!

Interested in taking a class? You can drop off your completed registration form in person during business hours, email it to us, or simply give us a call to enroll!

Call for Instructors!

Do you have a passion for...

Preserving your cultural textile arts heritage?
For cultivating and educating the textile arts community?
For spreading the love of needle, bobbin and thread?

Do you happen to teach lacemaking (bobbin lace, needle tatting, crochet or knitted lace, etc.) or historical costuming and hatmaking skills? Perhaps you've already led similar workshops, or have designed an interesting textile arts workshop that would complement these fields.
    If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear about it. Fill out an Prospective Instructor form and email it back to us at!

Upcoming Classes

A Ribbonwork Class: Pleated Fuchsias
with Patrice Krems

Saturday, August 12, 2023 — 12:30 to 5 PM

You will be delighted with the Pleated Fuchsia, a fanciful ruffled confection made of French-wired ombre ribbon. See the ribbon jump to life as you ruffle together the pleated ribbon and insert tiny balls of cotton and stamens to be nestled within each bloom. These saucy blossoms will bounce and twirl like whimsical ballerinas from the ends of the gimp stem.
    Individually, these dainty delights are the perfect size to be used as a fob on the end of embroidery scissors or as a zipper pull. Create a cluster and wear them as a brooch. Shorten the gimp and they can be turned into delightful dangling earrings. You can even create a one-of-a-kind fringe. There are endless ideas and uses for these fanciful fuschia flowers! Popular in the 1920s, the Pleated Fuchsia is a versatile ornament for hats or garments.

Beginning Tatting
with Kevin Baum

Saturday, August 19, 2023 — 12:30 to 4 PM

Have you admired tatting and wondered if you could be able to tat? Tatting is surprisingly easy to do, despite its seeming intricacy. Only a few stitches need to be mastered in order to create beautiful tatted works of art. These beginner classes 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, you will learn to make rings and picots, and then how to connect rings through picots. The goal of these classes is to create, with practice, a simple edging of connected rings and picots.

Smoke & Mirrors: A 19th-Century Smoking Cap
with Catherine Scholar

Saturday, September 9, 2023 — 1 to 5 PM

In the 19th century, gentlemen wore these cozy caps to keep their heads warm at home in the era before central heating. However, there is at least one period image of a lady wearing one, so don't feel feel limited! We will make a stylish cap either by hand or by machine.
     If you wish to do extensive trimming (ie: embroidery or soutache), you will need to decorate a 6.75" circle and a strip 3 inches wide and the length of our head circumference, both with at least two inches of seam allowance all around. The pattern includes three full-size trim patterns taken from period magazines. If you want these in advance of the class, please contact the instructor.

A Mending Class: Basic Sweater Repair
with Julie Ann Brown

Saturday, September 16, 2023 — 1 to 5 PM
$55 + $20 kit fee (payable to instructor)

Moths got ahold of your favorite sweater? Don't despair — just learn some sweater repair! Advice and techniques shown for every situation: moth damage, runs, thread bare elbows and heels, small holes, big holes, etc. Practice your stitching techniques on provided knit samples in class to give you the confidence to repair your favorite sweater.

A Tatting Class: Next Steps For Beginners
with Kevin Baum

Saturday, September 23, 2023 — 12:30 to 4 PM

You've taken your first tatting class and you're probably wondering what to do next! Well, wonder no longer! Come elevate your tatting skills with this class designed especially for those who have taken Kevin's Beginning Tatting Class! Students will need to know the shuttle tatting basics.
    In this class you will start by reviewing the fundamentals of the ring, joined rings and chains. From there you will go on to create a simple medallion. The class will discuss topics such as reading the various kinds of patterns, introducing new thread into a project, ending a project by tying off and sewing in ends, blocking and "stiffening" projects, and tatting literature.

An Accessory Class: The Bustle-Era Feather Fan
with Lynn McMasters

Saturday, September 30, 2023 — 10 AM to 4 PM
$45 + $30 kit fee (payable to instructor)

The circular screen fan was a highly decorative and desired accessory during the 19th century. They were mainly used inside the house to shield a lady's face from the glare of the fireplace or sun as well as from the ardent eyes of an admirer. The screen fan had a fixed handle made of painted or gilded wood, attached to a flat screen. The screen was made of silk, wood, leather, paper, or papier-mâché and decorated with feathers, paintings, or other materials.
     In this class, students will arrange and glue feathers to make the front and back of the fan, and then attach them to the fan handle. The front can be decorated with feather flowers, leaves, and insects, or small silk flowers.

A Sampler Class: Visible Mending — The Boro Way
with Patty Klimek

Saturday, October 7, 2023 — 1 to 5 PM
$45 + $5 kit fee

Threadbare jeans, a hole in your favorite jacket, a worn spot in your tote bag — all these can be the springboard for creativity. Mend your garments and accessories with simple embroidery and sashiko stitches. Learn to do inside and outside applique along with other darning techniques using the running stitch, buttonhole stitch, and simple Sashiko stitches. Pattie will show you how to do the running stitch and basic embroidery stitches, along with Sashiko patterns, to give your clothes new life with eye popping details. Even if you have never sewn before, this class is for you!

Freestyle Flowers: A Surface Embroidery Class
with Laura Tandeske

Saturday, October 28, 2023 — 12:30 to 4 PM
$45 + an optional $5 kit fee (payable to instructor)

This will be a fun and interactive surface embroidery course that is perfect for both the first-time embroiderer and the experienced embroiderer looking for a refresher.
    You will learn how to stitch flowers and stems and how to stitch on clothes or bags in particular. If you have a project that you would like to work on, you're welcome to bring it. Please bring some practice fabric to work on before stitching on your final piece. You'll pick up techniques and tips that you just can't get from books!

Textile Arts Calendar

What to Watch, See, & Do

Pack a picnic basket, don your most fetching hat, and join the Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society for an elegant Edwardian picnic among the roses in Old Alameda, followed by a vintage dance with live music by the celebrated Greenwich Mean Time band!


Sunday, August 13    How To Gatsby: A Get-Ready Guide to an Elegant Art Deco Afternoon
Join us at our annual pre-Gatsby event for great tips on vintage styling and creating your own vintage-inspired picnic; learn how to navigate the grounds, where to park, and what to expect when you arrive. We look forward to sharing a delightful afternoon of entertainment, education, cocktails, and shopping with local vendors as we get ready for the Gatsby Summer Afternoon!


Monday, August 28 — Friday, September 1, 2023    Week-Long Passementerie Workshop
During the late 18th century, a variety of passementerie and knotted fringes were a popular embellishment for women's gowns. This weeklong course — the first in a series of three — will explore the historical origins of these trims as well as how to construct the most common styles seen on extant garments. During this course, students will create a sampler of different styles of fringe and braids.
    While this special event will take place at Lacis, it is an official SFSNAD workshop, and registration is through them, via Eventbrite. You can read more about the course in all its details on their website.


Saturday, July 29 — August 12    Threads of Life: Traditional Embroidery of Ukraine
Each of Ukraine's many geographically distinct regions is home to needlework traditions that are unique to itself, with over 250 stitches still practiced today in traditional folk embroidery.
    From birth to death, embroidered fabrics are intimately woven into Ukrainian cultural traditions from baptisms and weddings to everyday household objects. These pieces not only signify regional identity but also tradition and family history, often lovingly passed down from one generation to the next.
    Ukrainian textile artist Lesia Pona, founder of the Pokuttya Folk Art Cooperative, will be exhibiting her work through SFSNAD at Lacis Museum, in our first-floor gallery. Here's a video of her work on YouTube, and an interview with Lesia about practicing her art in times of war.


Sunday, August 6    Leatherwork Pirate Hat Workshop
This hands-on leatherwork workshop is perfect for all aspiring pirates, whether ye be a seasoned buccaneer or a land-dwelling matey looking to unleash your inner seafarer.
    The first portion of the class will be an explanation in understanding the medium of leather and how it has been used historically. We will also learn essential leatherworking techniques such as stitching and installing rivets. Students will walk away from class with an understanding of how to use basic leather-working tools techniques, as well as a pirate hat fit for a captain.


Sunday, August 20    Treasure Planet Outdoor Picnic
Raise a tankard together at this picnic of pirates from history, media, and all the way to space. Bring your own food for this outdoor picnic along the shores of McNears Beach Park in San Rafael. Drink refreshments will be provided by the Guild. Irish band Blame the Whiskey will perform between 3pm and 5pm.


Saturday, August 26    The Tudors at The Legion of Honor
The date for this event has been moved, but for excellent reason! The GBACG has been invited by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco to participate in their costume days for the Tudors exhibit at The Legion of Honor. They are hosting two Tudor costume days on July 1st and August 26th, when all participants who show up in Tudor-era costume dress receive a 50% discount to the exhibition!

Join Our Museum

About Us

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

We appreciate your patronage!

     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

A Message from Our Director
July 31, 2023

I lost my kid sister yesterday. I was 10 when she entered my life, an age when special had meaning. I was her bro who could do no wrong and would define life in always a unique way. At one point our lives separated but we always remained close at life's turning points. She remains with me, now, closer than ever. Rochelle was her name... she was always Shelly.

     —Jules Kliot, Director

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Newsletter written and edited by Christine Krause.
Any inaccuracies or errors are her own. Please email any comments, corrections or updates you may have to:

The Lacis Museum of Lace & Textiles
2982 Adeline St.
Berkeley, CA 94703