Western Reserve Lace Society, fondly known as Thread Whisperers, is a non-profit organization.

Learn Vologda Lace with Vera Cockuyt 
October 7, 8, & 9, 2023.
For complete information click here.  For questions contact Katherine -[email protected]

Members are also active members of OIDFA.  OIDFA is an international lace group which hosts a Congress every two years.  This year the Congress is Virtual and On-site from July 22 to August 20. For full information visit their website - OIDFA.com.  
The Virtual Congress registration includes participation in 9 lectures with well-known international lace experts and the ability to register for 8 classes.
The On-site Congress is being held in the sister cities of Gorica, Italy and Nova Gorizia, Slovenia from July 31 - August 11, 2023

The Western Reserve Lace Society's purpose is to:  
Further knowledge of lace, both in making and identifying of bobbin lace, needle lace or tatting. 
  • To make the public aware of lace making through demonstrations and exhibits 
  • Provide a forum for lace makers to exchange ideas and techniques 
  • Serve as a clearing center for availability of books, supplies and special instructions 
  • To fulfill the social need of the group when interacting in the lace making process 
  • To encourage interest in lace making by bringing guests to meetings 
  • To provide workshops and field trips
The Western Reserve Lace Society is a Charter Chapter of the International Organization of Lace, Inc (IOLI which celebrates its 45th anniversary in 2026.  IOLI website: www.internationalorganizationoflace.org/

IOLI has a website to assist lacers with questions, resources and anyone can join. 

Meeting location:  A member's home east of Cleveland, Ohio; east of Chagrin Falls.

Meeting time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Summer and Fall Meeting Dates
​July 17
July 31
August 14
August 28
Oct 9 - Vologda Class - see note above
Oct 23