Jean Leader


Jean Leader

Lacemaker and Textile Enthusiast

Lace Styles
Lace Translator


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 fifteen years, and also maintain a site devoted solely to describing different types of lace. You can explore my site from the section headings above, or jump straight to a topic of interest using the ‘Quick Selection’ pop-up menu, below.

My Other Website

At one time these pages contained a section describing different European lace styles. Eventually this outgrew its home, and so a separate site was created for it: Lace Types.

New and Noteworthy

Videos: Price reductions on all UK sales of my videos. Color in Beds, More Color in Beds, and Color in Torchon — now £30; Bucks Point — now £42.