Lace Maker, Teacher, Designer
Pat Hoath started lace making in 1975 with Alexandra Stillwell, and rapidly became addicted. In the early 1980’s she was asked by a few friends if a bobbin lace making class could be started. This became two classes when some members of the local Girls Brigade asked if they could learn to make lace for some of their badge work.
The bobbin lace teaching continued until the mid 1980s when it stopped when Pat was offered a job she couldn’t refuse. Pat worked very happily in a bookshop until 1990 when Mainly Lace was set up. From then on, the lace making business became a full time occupation.