New Zealand Lace Society

About Us

The New Zealand Lace society (NZLS) was founded in 1982 and became an incorporated society in 1986.

The aims of the NZLS are to:

  • Promote the craft of lacemaking in all its forms
  • Encourage and promote good craftsmanship and design in lacemaking
  • Seek and establish sources of materials, equipment and publications used in lacemaking

Our constitution is availble here - Constitution of the New Zealand Lace Society

Its elected committee is spread throughout the country and consists of

The President: Janet Palmer-Langley contact at president@lace.org.nz

The secretary: Louise Folster contact at secretary@lace.org.nz

Treasurer: Sharon Adlam contact at treasurer@lace.org.nz

and currently 3 committee members:

Aileen Wood

Stephen Cooper

Gabrielle Monti-Sheehan

If you would like to assist in the running of the society a committee nomination form is available here


There are also 4 other positions within the society

The Librarian: Tania Waghorn contact at Library@lace.org.nz

The Archivist: Andrea Lynch

The Editor: Tania Waghorn contact at editor@lace.org.nz

Magazine Coordinator: Janet Palmer-Langley contact at magazine@lace.org.nz


A copy of our constitution, in PDF format, can be down loaded here this was updated in 2017


Our Contact address is


New Zealand Lace Society
P.O. Box 7145
Pioneer Highway
Palmerston North, 4443
New Zealand