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

Explore Schneeberger Tape Lace​
3 Day Lace Workshop
March 2, 3, & 4, 2024 - Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Pat Morris - Instructor
For complete information click here.  For questions contact Katherine -[email protected]

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/

Members are also active members of OIDFA.  OIDFA is an international lace group which hosts an On-site Congress every two years.  In 2024 the Virtual Congress will be held July 15 - 28, 2024..
The Virtual Congress registration includes participation in lectures with well-known international lace experts and the ability to register for courses.  In 2025 the On-site Congress will be in Karlovo & Kalofer, Bulgaria, from August 11 - 23, 2025. For full information visit their website - OIDFA.com.  

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

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

Fall and Winter Meeting Dates
Oct 23
Nov 6
Nov 20
Dec 4
Dec 18 – Holiday luncheon