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Idrija Bobbin Lace

Duration: 30 March (10am - 4pm)

Price: £25

Run by: Tina Pedrick
at Tina Pedrick Bobbin Lace Maker


1 Victory Cottages
Guildford Road
KT24 5NN

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About the Course

Idrija Lace is a tape lace, which is still made and taught in Slovenia. It is made using a cotton thread (Nr 30) and with as few as 5 pairs of bobbins. The tape can be made using cloth/whole stitch, half or cloth & twist stich, sometimes with a foot-side edge. I enjoy making this lace as light relief from some complicated lace, great to make when on holiday, or demonstrating, and also very attractive for gifts or for charity items. There are also a good range of Christmas decoration patterns, a course for which Tina has planned for later in the year.

You will learn how to:- interpret the pattern, do a turning stitch, a plaited flower, sewings, along with other idrija lace techniques.

If you have already learnt the basics of Idrija lace, you may wish to learn how to do Cantu Flowers, which would enable you to take this lace to another level. Especially if you like the idea of making your own jewellery to wear yourself or give away as a gift. You will learn the of starting a flower with a plait & tape centre on a large flower and/or on a three petal flower. Idrija lace also uses tallies to make flowers, Tina will also so show you the method for making this type of flower if you also wish.

Tina has been making lace for 26 years. She is willing to teach in the following lace techniques:- Binche, Bedfordshire, Crysanthemum, Flanders, Honiton, Idrija, Milanese, Russian and Torchon. She is also willing to teach beginners.

Class size: 10 Students (max).

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.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tea and Coffee along with biscuits will be provided, please bring a packed lunch.

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 30th March 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners

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