Allie Marguccio is a retired elementary school librarian, lace maker, and lace teacher. She has recently begun designing her own lace patterns in the Idrija lace narrow tape technique. Allie was awarded a grant by the Pennsylvania Counsel on the Arts to study traditional lace making techniques in Slovenia under the tutelage of Master Teacher Stana Frelih of the Idrija Lace School in Idrija, Slovenia.
Allie teaches private classes in her home in West-Central Pennsylvania where she lives and has taught numerous workshops regionally and throughout the United States. Her work has been exhibited at The Bottles Works Ethnic Arts Center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and at the Governor’s Mansion in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She has contributed articles to The International Organization of Lace’s Lace Bulletin and has been featured in several local newspapers. Allie is one of four folk artists featured in the 2018 PBS documentary entitled, “Pennsylvania Traditions: Woven Together”. She is a member of the Five River’s Bobbin Lacemakers, Finger Lakes Lace Guild, International Organization of Lace, Inc., and OIDFA.