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Find lace making workshops around the UK and learn the traditional skill of lacemaking. Lace can be made using a wide range of techniques, such as bobbin lace, needle lace or tape lace, and uses skills similar to weaving, embroidery and knitting. Once widely practised, lace making is now a specialist heritage craft to be preserved.

£25
Surrey
Join one of my bobbin lace making workshops, or, have your own 1-2-1 session. For those who encounter a problem, with an existing pattern; Tina also holds a Lace Surgery as & when required. Tina has 26 years experience in making bobbin lace, able to teach in Binche, Bedfordshire, Crysanthemum, Flanders, Honiton, Idrija, Milanese, Russian and Torchon. She is also able to provide guidance for beginners doing Bucks Point. Why not come along and work...
£25
Surrey - Next course on 7th May 2019
Learn the traditional heritage craft of lace making with an experienced lace maker. Honiton lace was made in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, as a cottage industry and provided a meagre livelihood for those making the lace in Devon and probably Somerset. In the early part of the 20th century it was still taught in schools in Devon. Today Honiton lace is made for pleasure, and often seen displayed in the home of a...
£80
Suffolk - Next course on 15th September 2019
One day bobbin lace workshop with Linda Haylock at Flatford Mill, run by the Field Studies Council. Learn basic techniques in bobbin lace to produce a wearable piece of lace (brooch/pendant). Techniques include preparing the equipment to start, starting, working and completing a piece of lace and finally mounting the finished piece. Linda was first inspired by bobbin lace in the early 1980's when she watched a demonstration at a local agricultural show and started...
£45
Gloucestershire
In this workshop we will be experimenting with water-soluble fabric to create our own lace type fabrics using machine embroidery. It sounds complicated but is in fact completely suitable for beginners. The workshop will start with a basic introduction to machine embroidery and end with you submerging your embroideries in water to reveal your lace! We will leave the lace to dry over a bowl to create our delicate textile structures Get in touch for...
£65
Worcestershire - Next course on 16th May 2019
Ever wondered how the delicate lace creations of yesteryear were made? Here is your chance to learn the traditional craft of Torchon lace, brought brilliantly up to date with colour! The first part of the day will be about getting to know the stitches used in Torchon lace, learning how to move the bobbins across the pillow to create different ways of weaving the threads to form the different stitches. After getting to grips with...