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 gone to the printers, and will appear in 2021.

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 — Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings, other times by arrangement.

A new version of the iPhone Lace app has just been released, with information on two new styles of lace, and improved support for larger phones.

Other New items