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“Old and the New -Delicate, Exquisite Lace”
Review of The Lace Museum

The Lace Museum
Ranked #9 of 15 things to do in Sunnyvale
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Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

My knowledge of lace didn't go much farther than the rock n roll song "Chantilly Lace" and the doilies from my great grandmother before visiting the Lace Museum.

A recent article in the San Jose Mercury News on the Museum's White on White Exhibit (on through June 24) spurred me to visit. Now I'm all enthusiastic for people to experience it.

There are beautifully displayed examples of vintage lace, embroidery and fine hand work from France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Eastern European regions (to name a few.)

This is a teaching Museum that not only preserves laces of the past but also has small classes on technique and the facets of lace making.

The Museum is staffed entirely by volunteers and is funded by donations.

The current show is sponsored by the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design who has included modern pieces in the exhibit.

There are unique gift items for sale.

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Reviewed December 13, 2016

this small space in a shopping center is packed with lace samples and beautiful designs, and staffed by knowledgeable people who are happy to share info with you.

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Reviewed December 10, 2015

What a fun place to find. Very friendly people willing to share their love of lace and items made with lace. They were decorating for Christmas...very unique decorations.

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Reviewed October 27, 2015

If you admire lace, this is the best south bay location to learn more about construction and history.

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Reviewed May 15, 2015

We went to the Lace Museum in Sunnyvale. It was very interesting with many different lace things to see. There is also an instructional video which was quite interesting.

The wonderful staff member let me know they change their exhibits three times a year and let me know more about the museum and also programs at the Lace Museum. One can tour on one's own or can ask for a guided information tour (the place is small size but packed full of lace items). It is worth a stop if interested in lace.

The museum is free; and it is ok to give voluntary donations if one so chooses.

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