Why not learn a new craft that is a calming and therapeutic hobby, while spending a weekend with creative like minded students, which offers the opportunity to make new friends as well as opening new horizons.
If you have ever thought about making lace, and/or at any time your relatives have made lace, then please come and experience it for yourself & test skills you may be unaware of.
Do not be put off by the number of bobbins you see people use. These are equivalent to stitches on a knitting needle and like knitting there are only two stitches. Just as a pattern on a jumper is formed by how you use those two stitches, this is also true for lace making. Equally as you use two needles in knitting, so you only move two bobbins at a time in lace and you very rarely work across all your bobbins at once.
Therefore if you can Knit or do other crafts, such as; crocheting, embroidery, or weaving, then so you are likely to also be able to make lace.
During the session Tina will teach you how to prepare your bobbins & pricking, learn the basic stitches & techniques, and how to tension your work. This will lead to you producing your first traditional bandage of lace. Each student will progress at their own pace, with plenty of time to revisit any necessary areas and ask questions.
You will also be given a pamphlet covering the stitches, techniques & house-keeping that you have learnt, as a reminder while practising at home, or in your groups.
Tina offers complimentary help via email & phone between courses to all her students.
Tina has passed her City & Guilds teaching qualification.
In 2019 Tina was engaged by Pinewood Studios to make lace and teach the actresses for the filming of the BBC Black Narcissus series.
Tina has also run workshops for other lace groups.
Please do not buy any equipment prior to the course, as many students who have done so realise that some are inappropriate if they are serious about lace making and want to progress.
If you already have your own equipment, then please bring it along.
Otherwise, Tina does have second hand equipment available that is in very good condition to either; purchase, or borrow, which will be sanitised before your use.
Tina can also offer advice on buying new equipment & suppliers as required.
Tina is an enthusiastic lace maker, of over 30yrs experience, who loves this heritage craft of Bobbin Lace and will advise on other follow-on courses & their availability, that she runs at a number of location within Surrey, to help extend your Experience & Skills.
If you have any questions do please get in touch for more information.
Tina has Covid procedures and protocols in place and is willing to share these with anyone interested in booking this course.
Class size: 2/3 Students (max) so that help is always available and to ensure that you receive the right level of personal tuition & guidance.
Effingham is accessed from the A246, M25/A3.
There are bus routes from Leatherhead & Guildford.
Local train station of Effingham Jct is 2 miles away and pick up from there can be arranged upon request.
Tina will send detail direction Maps & Instructions to everyone attending.
If you can not make any of the above course dates or wish to suggest a different date, then please do get in touch.
Unlike other course providers, there will be no paperwork for you to fill in, however I would appreciate feedback and for you to leave a review for this course.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Hand outs of stitches & techniques used on the course for use at home afterwards.
Directions will be e-mailed to you prior to attending.
Advice as to next steps to follow if you wish to progress your lace making and equipment you may wish to purchase.
Refreshments (Tea/Coffee) are normally offered, but when Covid restrictions are in place please bring your own drinks.
In either event do remember your Packed Lunches and any other requirements you may need.
2 days (10:00am to 3:00pm)
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I really enjoyed this course. Tina is an excellent teacher, and I learned so much more than I imagined I would. She has a great teaching style, and I feel confident that i will now be able to make a start independently!
Response from Tina Pedrick - Bobbin Lace Teacher & Maker.:Hello Helen.
I've just had the most fabulous craft weekend, learning the very basics of lacemaking under the careful supervision of the incredibly knowledgeable Tina, with technical input and plenty of cups of tea from her husband Stephen. There was so much to learn and take in, but Tina broke everything down into manageable chunks and made sure I understood each stage before moving on. I feel I have tried and understood enough in two days to have a good go at these techniques myself at home, knowing that I can book further sessions with Tina as my confidence, understanding and skill levels grow. I would recommend this course to anyone who is curious about making lace - the sense of achievement is huge. I'm hooked!
Response from Tina Pedrick - Bobbin Lace Teacher & Maker.:Hello Penni
The tutor, Tina, was well prepared and we were able to get started straight away. Firstly learning how to wind the bobbins correctly to learning a variety of stitches. Tina taught at a pace that suits the individual and I feel confident to go home and continue learning. A lovely learning atmosphere was created and I had an enjoyable day!
Response from Tina Pedrick - Bobbin Lace Teacher & Maker.:Hi Joanne