Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles

2982 Adeline St.
Berkeley, CA 94703

tel: (510) 843-7290

Monday - Saturday
12:00 - 6:00pm

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Note: 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 Adeline, a 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 was established in October of 2004, an outgrowth and merging of the Lacis Retail store and the extensive collection of Kaethe and Jules Kliot of laces and textiles, a related library and tools of the textile arts.

Lacis, founded by Kaethe and Jules Kliot in 1965, was operated by Kaethe Kliot until her untimely passing in 2002, as a haven for the textile community and all involved in virtually every aspect of the textile arts…a place where she provided support, encouragement and knowledge to all.
The collection of the Kliot laces and textiles represents 40 years of dedication to the preservation of the finest of human handiwork.
The 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
An extensive library, focusing on lace, textiles and costume includes over 10,000 items of books, patterns, articles and other ephemera.
Related tools of the textile craft include those for all varieties of lace-making as well as an extensive collection of sewing machines.

As a statement of purpose, the Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles will work:

To achieve these ends, LMLT: Not 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 Museum operations.

LMLT 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 contributions.

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