A gentle clacking of wooden pins filled in any conversation lulls as the MidMichgan Lacemakers held one of its first in-person meetings since the coronavirus pandemic began last year.
The late Judy Zeiss of Midland started the group soon after she completed her term as president of the Great Lakes Lace Group. She developed an interest in lace while she and her husband Dennis, who worked for Dow Corning Corp., lived in Brussels, and eventually became a skilled lacemaker. Zeiss held local lacemaking classes and had enough students from around the state to form an official group in 2006. Today, the MidMichigan Lacemakers have 15 official members, including a couple charter members, ranging from across Michigan and even Ohio.