Thank you Liberty Lacers for a Wonderful Convention!

Upcoming Events

October 6, 7, 8 and 9, 2017
37th Annual Ithaca Lace Day
and Conference, Ithaca, NY
Workshop and Supplies
Contact: Holly Van Sciver
(607) 277-0498
2017 Ithaca Lace Day Registration Document
Get you registration in today.  There is still room in some classes!
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Supplies and Instruction for over 39 years

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Catalogue Update July 14, 2017.

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Bedfordshire Lace Designs
Louise West

Be inspired by this lovely new pattern book featuring 25 all new patterns in the floral Bedfordshire tradition.  Patterns start easy with working instructions and increase in degree of difficulty.

Bits of Lace III
Maja Svetlik

In Stock!
New from Idrija this book contain
s 15 Idrija Lace patterns from simple to complex with some useful new techniques.  All patterns come with a color coded diagram and photograph of the finished lace.


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


Mailänder Spitze
Barbara Corbet

In stock.  This book is a must for any student of Milanese lace.  240 pages packed with technique and patterns.  Each tape has a technical diagram of the straight tape, a 90 degree turn and a curve.  There are too many tapes to count and some wonderful patterns in white and color.  Really nice!

1. What's New! Updated August 11, 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 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 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.