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The Bird in the Textile Arts: The Extraordinary in Thread


Our downstairs gallery exhibit, The Bird in the Textile Arts, is now open for tours by appointment.
     Tours are $3.00 per person, booked for Monday through Saturday, at either 1:00 or 3:00 PM. Contact us to make arrangements to see this beautiful presentation of birds from all cultures, from all eras, and from a wide variety of textile art forms.



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Worn to Dance: 1920s Fashion and Beading


The deadline for our third-floor gallery show, WORN TO DANCE, has officially been extended!
     Contact us in advance to book your tour. Tours are $3.00 per person, scheduled for Monday, Friday, and Saturday, at either 1:00 or 3:00 PM. Read more details here




Recent Exhibits

You can revisit past Lacis shows you may have missed out on—or saw and simply feel nostalgic for. Download catalogs and view animated slideshow presentations of all the fabulous textile items that were on display, either here or on our YouTube channel.

Piña

The Phillipine Cloth of Pride, Endurance & Passion

June 2017 - May 2018

Shawls of Lace

A New Beginning

May 18, 2019 - May 5, 2020

The Fringed Shawl

Transcending Generations & Cultures

April 6, 2018 - October 5, 2019

The Boteh of Kashmir & Paisley

The Signature from the Most Revered Cloths of Creation

June 29, 2018 - February 2, 2019




Past Exhibits


Tatting

From Concept to Conceptual Art

June 4, 2016 - April 1, 2017

Nets Through Time

Netting and Its Vital Connection to Filet Lace

September 26, 2015 - September 30, 2016

"I Did!"

Wedding Finery & the Affirmations of Past Generations

June 5, 2015 - Aptil 2, 2016

Paper - Iron - Passion

The Paper Cuts of Turburam "Turo" Sandagdorj

February 6 - April 25, 2015

Nineteenth Century Lace

The Emergence of the Middle Class

October 4, 2014 - April 4, 2015

Smocking

Fabric Manipulation and Beyond

March 8, 2014 - October 4, 2014

Mommy & Me

A Century of Children's Dress

May 3rd - September 6, 2014

Early Italian Needlework

September 28, 2013 - February 8, 2014

Mourning Becomes Her

Sentimentality & Sorrow in Fashion 1860-1920

March 30th - August 3, 2013

Treasures of the Lacis Museum of Lace & Textiles

September 22, 2012 - February 2, 2013

That Hat!

100 Years of Hats in Fashion

May 3rd - September 6, 2014

The Asuit Cloth

March 2012

Knitted Lace of Estonia

September 17, 2011 - February 4, 2012

Foundations

The Making of the Silhouette

April 8, 2011 - July 30, 2011

Embroidery

The Extraordinary Needle and Spirit

September 25, 2010 - February 1, 2011

The World of the Twenties

April 1 - September 1, 2010

California's Living Knitted Lace Treasures

A Tribute to Gracie Larsen and Marguerite Shimmons

September 26, 2009 - February 1, 2010

Lace Comes of Age

Tape Lace from the 17th to the 21st Centuries

October 4, 2008 - February 3, 2009

Lace I Love

From the Collection of Susan Glinert Stevens

June 2 - September 30, 2008

Beyond the Pattern

The Quintessence of Fashion

March 31 - August 2, 2008

Threads of Comfort

The Work of our Mothers' Hands

January 2 - April 30, 2008

Needle Lace

Born of Thread & Air—Stretching the Limits of Needle & Soul

October 1, 2007 - February 2, 2008

Knitted Lace

Two Needles, Thread, and Magic

June 30 - November 3, 2007

Sasha Kagan's Crochet Inspirations

July 7 - September 30, 2007

Bridal Fantasies

The Fashion of Dreams

March 30 - August 4, 2007

Memories in Beads

Forever Borne by the Frailty of Thread

March 30 - April 30, 2007

Whitework

The Merging of Needle, Thread, Cloth and Spirit

October 2, 2006 - February 5, 2007

Inside Out

Detail in Dress, 1850 to the Jazz Age

April 1 - August 1, 2005

Romanian Lace

Costume & Sentimental Embroideries

October 1 - November 30, 2005

Imagery in Lace

October 1 - November 30, 2005

Irish Crochet Lace

150 Years of a Tradition

April 1 - July 30, 2005

"New" Knitting

The Knitting of Debbie New

July 15 - July 30, 2005




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