As I mentioned in my introduction last month, I am a lacemaker (specifically tatting) and I thought some of you might be interested to know that there are groups of lacemakers from all over the world online. Many of them are more than happy to come to schools to do lacemaking demonstrations (I did one last spring at an elementary school and had a great time). Tatting and Bobbin Lace are fascinating to watch and little children (4 and 5) can and do pick up on it (especially bobbin lace) easily.
If any of you are interested in pursuing this further, let me know and I will give you a website to visit where you can locate a guild in your area. I know of a librarian in Pittsburg who offers lacemaking classes after school for some middle school students - her group has really grown and some adults have joined too!
So you see, lacemaking isn't a lost art after all!