Upcoming Events

April 22, 2017
CRLG Fall Lace Day
Silver Spring, MD
Contact: Anita Okrend
(301) 649-4259

May 5, 6 and 7, 2017
Spring Fling
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Workshop and Supplies
Contact: Martha Krieg
(734) 417-4591
Van Sciver Bobbin Lace
Purveyor of the Finest Quality Lacemaking
Supplies and Instruction for over 39 years

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Catalogue Update April 20, 2017.

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Ulrike Voelcker


An introduction to Valenciennes technique that has 20 prickings including 10 reconstructions of 18th and 19th century laces as well as 10 new designs.
Polychrome and Dentelles
Odette Arpin

This beautiful new pattern book by Odette Arpin has 100 pages with patterns for Cluny  Polychrome.


Pins Available Again!
38 x .50
38 x .40
32 x .40
26 x .40

Introducing Bone Lace

A Beginner's Guide to Working Early Bobbin Lace
Gilian Dye

This book, a mix of history and practical instruction, assumes no previous knowledge of bobbin lace, so is suitable for complete beginners. It would also be of interest to textile researchers and those involved  in re-enactment or costumed interpretation.
44 pages, 79 images including samples, patterns and diagrams


Point de Gaze
Brussels Needle Lace
Elizabeth M Kurella

Hot off the press this 268 page paperback is an copiously illustrated analysis of the great 19th Century Belgian Needlelace Point de Gaze.   Beautifully photographed, illustrated and organized.



Waterlilies Silk Thread
WATERLILIES, 6yd, 12 ply silk skeins made in Italy in 17 beautiful variegated colors    $6.60

1. What's New! Updated April 24, 2017

2. General Information

I invite you to peruse these pages containing my broad inventory of quality bobbin lacemaking supplies by clicking on one of the areas above. With the help of the computer, I am able to update my catalogue frequently giving you the most accurate reflection of available items and their prices. However, due to fluctuations in foreign currency, prices may change without notice. If you have any questions about the items listed on these pages, please feel free to call me at (607) 277-0498. Note that my stock is expanding and changing daily, so if you don't see something you want please call or e-mail me at vsblace@twcny.rr.com. I am also available for vending at Lace Days so call or e-mail me about any event your group is planning.

If you are looking for an experienced teacher please keep me in mind! Note that I have vast experience teaching throughout North America and can give you numerous references. I teach courses at all levels in Torchon, Bedfordshire, Honiton, Bucks Point, Russian and more! I am happy to tailor workshops to suit your group's needs. Click this link to see a schedule of my 2017 Workshops & Lace Days.

3. Order Information

Over the years, I have found that the best way to select supplies involves careful consideration of the lacemaker's needs and interests, so give me the opportunity to use my 35 years of lacemaking & teaching experience combined with my knowledge of world-wide lacemaking resources to help you with your choices. When placing an order I recommend telephoning me at (607) 277-0498. However, if you are sure of your choices, please email me directly at vsblace@twcny.rr.com with your order. I will confirm your order by email including a total for your order. Payment can be made by check or money order made payable to Van Sciver Bobbin Lace. Orders are shipped the same day they are received. When ordering by email, I recommend that you print out the order form, complete it in full and then prepare an email including all pertinent information. If you order by email, be sure to check your email in the event that I have questions and to confirm your order. Additionally, an informative and illustrated printed catalogue is available by emailing me your address or calling me at:

Holly Van Sciver
Phone: (607) 277-0498

Most shipments within the USA are sent using two day priority mail service. Orders for supplies will be filled immediately and will include a free catalogue update. Please include an additional 8% ($7.50 minimum under 1 lb., $10.50 minimum over 1 lb.-$12.00 maximum) of the total order to cover postage and packaging. Orders including pillows, stands or s&h over the $12.00 will be shipped at cost.  New York State residents must add sales tax applicable to your locality (generally 7% - 8 1/2%).  Returns require preapproval.

Shipments outside the USA are sent by USPS at cost.  Please submit your order and I will quote your shipping options by USPS Express, Priority or International First Class by return email.