The Westhope Group was founded in 1989 to bring together lacemakers wishing to take forward traditional lace skills into modern textile art.

Members come together once a year to share knowledge and expertise, obtain an objective assessment of their work and ideas and discuss matters relating to general and specific lacemaking problems.   The Group’s name is taken from
Westhope College in Shropshire (UK), where the meetings are held.

Over the years the annual meeting has provided a considerable stimulus to group members, who share a fascination with the diversity of lace and related textiles and are keen to preserve traditional techniques, while developing lace as a recognised contemporary art form in the 21st Century.

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