Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles offers a free monthly textile clinic on the identification, restoration, conservation, repair, value, and storage of lace, costumes, rugs, quilts, and other textiles. No appointment necessary--bring a textile to share or just show up to listen and learn. Sessions are tentatively scheduled from 2-4pm on the third Monday of each month at Lacis, 2982 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA 94703, (510) 843-7290.
If you haven’t visited Lacis yet, you’re in for quite a treat. It’s a treasure trove of lace, buttons, ribbons, vintage clothing and bags, and its bookstore offers thousands of books on costume design, embroidery, and textiles. Lacis offers a variety of other classes as well.