Jean Leader


Jean Leader

Lacemaker and Textile Enthusiast


My name is Jean Leader and I live in Glasgow, Scotland, but through my lacemaking I have friends all over the world. I design, make, teach and write about lace, and have served as chairman of The Lace Guild and president of the International Organization of Lace (I.O.L.I.). In recognition of my work for lace and lacemaking I received the Marsh Heritage Crafts Volunteer Award. I have been running this personal website for about ten years, and also maintain a site devoted solely to describing different types of lace. You can explore this site through the menu, above, or jump quickly to a section of interest using the pop-up, below.

New and Noteworthy

My book on Bedfordshire Lace has now been published.

My book on Lace Identification with Gilian Dye has now been published.

My latest video, More Color in Bedfordshire, is now available. Some copies of this and my other DVDs are on special offer to customers in Britain.

I am now running Zoom classes and am offering downloadable guides to other teachers and their students.