Beginners Lace Making - Taster Workshop



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.

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.

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 within 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 you bobbins at once. Therefore if you can Knit or do other crafts, then so you are likely to be able to make lace.

During the session Tina will teach you how to prepare your bobbins & pricking, learn the basic stitches, 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.

Tina has passed her City and Guilds teaching qualification and in 2019 Tina was engaged by Pinewood Studios to make lace and teach the actresses for the filming of the BBC Black Narcissus series.

If you already own your own equipment please bring it along. Tina does have equipment available, to either; purchase, or loan, which will be sanitised before use. Tina can also offer advice on buying new equipment as required.

Bobbin Lace is a traditional heritage craft, which will be taught by an enthusiastic lace maker of 28yrs experienced and Tina can advise on other follow-on courses that she runs at a number of location within Surrey and their availability, 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) 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 and Guildford. Local train stations at Effingham Jct and Bookham are 2 miles away.

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 please 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.

What's included in the price?

Hand outs of techniques used on the course & at home afterwards will be e-mailed to you prior to attending.

Advice as to next steps to follow if you wish to progress your lace making.

Refreshments (Tea/Coffee) are normally offered, but when covid restrictions are in place please bring your own drinks and in either event do remember your packed lunches.


Tina Pedrick at Tina Pedrick Bobbin Lace Maker
1 Victory Cottages
Guildford Road,Effingham
KT24 5NN

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel


2 days (10:00am to 3:00pm)

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In-person course
Helen McCormack - - #33405

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 Maker:

Hello Helen.
It was a pleasure to teach you, and see your pleasure in understanding what you where making and the satisfaction that it gave you. I am looking forward to seeing the pieces that you make on your own. I hope to see you again in the near future too.

Regards Tina

In-person course
Pennie Lunn - - #33032

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 Maker:

Hello Penni

Thank you for taking the time to place a review on the website, on the Beginners workshop you have just attended. It was a great pleasure to meet and teach a student with so much enthusiasm for Bobbin lace. I am really looking forward to seeing your samples you make in order to practise the techniques we covered over the weekend. Best wishes Tina.

In-person course
Joanne Mitchell - - #28071

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 Maker:

Hi Joanne

Thanks you for taking the time to post a review. It was a pleasure to meet you both. The feedback you have given is much appreciated. The most important thing for me was that you enjoyed the day and feel that you could carry on with the basic stitches in lace making.
Regards Tina

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