OF LACE & TEXTILES
2982 Adeline Street
(@ Adeline x Ashby)
Berkeley, CA 94703
Monday - Saturday
12PM - 6PM
If you'd like to see our current exhibit, tours are by appointment and conducted by Jules Kliot, the Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles director!
Please call the Lacis Museum shop at (510) 843-7290 during regular business hours to schedule your tour.
PLEASE ENJOY OUR SLIDESHOW
of vintage and antique postcards depicting lace and lace-making
March 27, 2023
A Non-Profit California Public Benefit Corporation
with Federal 501 (C)(3) Status
PART-TIME WORK AVAILABLE
3 days per week minimum; must include Saturdays.
Love of fiber & textile arts. Interest in costume, lace, sewing, embroidery, beading, etc. Retail experience & computer proficiency.
Customer sales in the museum retail store. Maintaining stock and inventory of shop items.
Store discounts; forum for display and sales of your creations.
Since Christmas and New Year's Day both fall on a Sunday this year, the Lacis Museum of Lace & Textiles will be closed on Monday, December 26th, and again on Monday, January 2nd, in observance of those holidays.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause those of you who wish to visit us on those days. But in any case, we wish you a happy holidays—we'll see you again soon!
June 3, 2022
A little birdy has told us some great news. Our exhibit The Bird in the Textile Arts at the Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles has been extended! Originally slated to close on July 9, 2022, the exhibit has been extended indefinitely to accommodate our elevator construction. If you are a fan of embroidery, weaving, lace, textile arts in general—and, of course, birds—this exhibit is a must-see!
Tours are by appointment and conducted by Jules Kliot, the Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles director! Please call the Lacis Museum shop at (510) 843-7290 during regular business hours to schedule your tour.
The Peacock pictured here is a close-up of an embroidered silk Chinese sleeve panel from the LMLT collection . You can find it in our gallery!
June 3, 2022
The masks are back! Due to the increase in Covid-19 cases, Alameda County has issued a new mask mandate:
"It is required that everyone 2 years of age and older wear a mask, regardless of their vaccination status, in most indoor public settings and businesses."
It was nice to see our visitor's faces for a while there, but we'll be happy to see you all breaking out your stylish masks again, too. While people generally have been relying on masks as an effective form of personal and community protection, the craftier sort has also used them as a form of self-expression! Surely the creative mind knows no limitations.
April 2, 2022
BREAKING NEWS: Construction has finally begun on the eagerly-awaited elevator to the second-floor gallery and classroom space of the Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles. Pardon our dust!
A Tale of Two Elevator Museums in NYC
8 of the World's Most Extravagant Elevators
What Impact Did the Elevator Have on Society?
February 16, 2022
We're experiencing a bit of déjà vu over here! On Wednesday, February 16, California will end its indoor masking requirement for vaccinated people. So, we feel compelled to restate some information we posted on our Facebook page from way back in June 2021:
"Just in case you were wondering, at the Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles, masks are now optional for customers who are fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC), but we know some of you may prefer to keep your masks on a little while longer and that's okay! We'll still be fully masked too! We just ask everyone to be mindful of one another."
However, we would like to add that this time we are requiring both proof of vaccination as well as masks in our upcoming classes—and asking that everyone please mask up for our final tours of Worn to Dance: 1920s Fashion and Beading. And thank you all for your consideration and cooperation! In a time of trouble, the crafting, costuming, and sewing community has proven itself to be a most caring and compassionate one, and we are so honored to be a part of it.
City of Berkeley Face Mask Guidance
From February 1918 until April 1920, the Spanish Flu pandemic (or the Great Influenza epidemic) raged around the world. This fashionable pair—in fur, driving gloves, and elegantly turned cloche hats—have donned plain white masks. They would have appreciated how so many Lacis visitors have transformed their own masks from mere PPE to bold fashion accessories showcasing their creative talents!
February 9, 2022
Breaking news: the party's over! Our popular exhibit Worn to Dance: 1920s Fashion and Beading will be closing on Saturday, March 12, 2022. If you've been considering whether or not to see this marvelous display of over thirty ensembles, from flapper dresses to opera coats and wedding apparel, as well as dozens of fabulous beaded purses—or perhaps if you've already seen Worn to Dance and simply wish to revisit it one more time—this is your last chance, so book your appointment soon!
This film still of some exhausted partygoers comes from director Robert Z Leonard's 1927 silent comedy, Adam and Evil.
January 7, 2022
Welcome to the New Year, everyone! We have a lot to look forward to in 2022, not the least of which is the SFO Museum's upcoming exhibit, "From Pineapple to Piña: A Philippine Textile Treasure." This will be held in the Harvey Milk Terminal 1 gallery from April 9 to November. You'll see everything there from modern piña garments made by fashion designer and textile technologist Anthony Cruz Legarda to immaculately preserved nineteenth-century examples of piña blouses on loan from the LMLT's own collection. (Remember our own exhibition from July 2017 — May 2018, Piña: The Philippine Cloth of Pride, Endurance and Passion? You can revisit it here!)
Interested? Read more about "From Pineapple to Piña" on the SFO website. It promises to be an extraordinary exploration of a very special cloth with a very special history, too long neglected by Western fashion. Its moment of global exposure has come, and we're enormously proud to have contributed to it!
December 8, 2021
Hello, Lacis friends!
We're excited to announce that we now have eight new, interesting, and diverse classes in the works at Lacis for next year: everything from bobbin lace making, tatting, tambour beading, millinery, and more! 2022 promises to be an excellent year for growing your skills and pursuing your passion projects. These classes are already filling up fast, so don't hesitate to call us at (510) 843-7290 if you're interested, or simply want to know more.
And don't forget—Christmas and New Year's Eve are just around the corner, so if you're looking for the perfect thing to surprise your textile-loving loved one with (or even for yourself, perhaps?), we'll take this opportunity to remind you that an exciting afternoon of learning, creating, and meeting up with other crafty folks makes for a wonderful gift, not soon to be forgotten! Cheers!
October 11, 2021
After two years' hiatus, our favorite Irish Crochet instructor, Máire Treanor, shall be returning to Lacis in Spring of 2022! We are very pleased to be hosting Máire's ever-popular four-day intensive Clones Lace workshop once more.
Interested in taking advantage of this special opportunity? Download the registration form and let us know soon, as this class always fills up quickly. Only a non-refundable $50 deposit* is required to hold your spot. And of course, Maire's returning students—as well as current LMLT members—will enjoy a 10% discount.
*Non-refundable unless, of course, the class should be cancelled
September 9, 2021
Big news, everyone: classes have resumed at Lacis!
Take a look at the workshops we've hosted recently and are offering for this year—from ribbonwork to lace-making and embroidery, our amazing students and textile teachers have brought their creative and convivial energy back into our Museum. We love to see it and are so excited for these upcoming events!
July 31, 2021
We thank those of you who attended our opening reception event for The Bird in the Textile Arts. This beautiful exhibit, located on the ground floor in our south gallery, is now open to the public by appointment—and for Museum Members, of course, admission is free. Call us to book your tour.
After a long pandemic hiatus, workshops will soon resume once more at Lacis. We have always deeply appreciated the creative and congenial energy of our students, and will be happy to welcome back our wonderful textile instructors. We're also conscientiously taking every precaution, however, to ensure the safety of our community. Do take a look at our class offerings, and contact us if you're interested or have any questions.
July 1, 2021
Hello, Lacis friends! Welcome to our new website! We hope it works well for you. As with all new projects in their beta testing stages, we expect there might be some growing pains—so thank you in advance for your patience. And thank you for visiting!
Notice any errors or issues with accessibility or formatting? We welcome your input and suggestions. Of course, please be sure to mention what device or browser you're using. And thank you—we really appreciate your feedback!
April 5, 2021
After a long winter of curbside transactions and in-person shopping by appointment, our doors are open again at last! Between plans for an elevator installation, receiving and processing generous and fascinating textile donations, and running our thriving Etsy shop, we've been keeping busy.
We're also happy to announce that tours of the exhibit Worn to Dance: 1920s Fashion & Beading have recommenced. Read last month's Newsletter for all the latest details.
WHAT YOU'LL FIND AT LACIS
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2982 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA 94703