Lace and Textiles
2982 Adeline St.
Berkeley, CA 94703
tel: (510) 843-7290
Monday - Saturday
12:00 - 6:00pm
to Lacis Museum
The Museum is across the street from the Ashby BART station on the
corner of Ashby and Adeline. If coming by car, exit 80 freeway at Ashby
exit and head east toward the hills for 1.7 miles till you reach
divided boulevard. Turn left, go one block and make a U-turn around
divider, returning to Ashby Ave. for parking in front of the store.
The Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles
established in October of 2004, an outgrowth and merging of the Lacis
store and the extensive collection of Kaethe and Jules Kliot of laces
textiles, a related library and tools of the textile arts.
founded by Kaethe and Jules Kliot in 1965, was
operated by Kaethe Kliot until her untimely passing in 2002, as a haven
textile community and all involved in virtually every aspect of the
arts…a place where she provided support, encouragement and
knowledge to all.
collection of the Kliot laces and textiles
represents 40 years of dedication to the preservation of the finest of
collection includes thousands of specimens
from pre-Columbian Peru, the finest from the 17th c. European courts
and examples of the
machine laces exemplifying the 19th c. industrial revolution
extensive library, focusing on lace, textiles
and costume includes over 10,000 items of books, patterns, articles and
tools of the textile craft include those
for all varieties of lace-making as well as an extensive collection of
a statement of purpose, the Lacis Museum of
Lace and Textiles will work:
achieve these ends, LMLT:
- to preserve the spirit of
Lacis as created by Kaethe Kliot as a
place of support, knowledge and encouragement for all involved in any
aspect of the textile arts.
- to preserve and maintain the
lace and textile collections of
Jules and Kaethe Kliot.
- to preserve lace and
textiles of all cultures from all periods
including the patterns and tools of creation, the objects of their
purpose and the literature associated with these objects.
- to provide a resource center
for research and documentation of
- to educate and disseminate
knowledge of lace and textiles
- to provide and maintain a
sales facility for generating financial
- to encourage interest in
lace and textiles by providing
professional services for conservation and restoration, as well as
design and consultation services for costume and accessories as
appropriate for period re-enactments and bridal occasions.
actively soliciting donations, LMLT is
supported solely by sales from the Museum Shop and Lacis Wholesale.
Contributions in any form are welcome
for purposes of preserving cherished heirlooms as well as to support
- will support a permanent
staff to oversee all operations.
- will solicit volunteers to
work with staff and encourage
institutions to offer academic credit for such work.
- will create changing focused
exhibits from LMTL resources.
- will sponsor classes to
encourage dissemination of the techniques
and knowledge of the textile arts.
is incorporated in California as a Public
Benefit Corporation and has filed applications to Federal and State
agencies for non-profit
[501(C)(3)] status granting tax-deductible credit for all