Week-day (Four Day) Bobbin Lace Making - Daytime Mixed Lace Workshops (Stoke d'Abernon, Surrey).



This course runs for FOUR consecutive days from the dates mentioned and would be an ideal opportunity to relax and make lace enjoying the company of like minded people. Come along and try your hand at one of the laces below or work on your current project, or have help starting a new project. Or why not try that lace you have always been meaning to try? Tina has over 30yrs experience in making bobbin lace, able to teach;- Binche, Bedfordshire, Chrysanthemum, Flanders, Honiton, Idrija, Milanese, Russian & Torchon. She is also able to provide guidance to those wishing to start;- Bucks-point & Hinojosa, Duchesse/Withof. If you have any questions do please get in touch for more information. In 2020/21 Tina guided a student through the Lace Guild’s Torchon Lace; Foundation & Intermediate Assessment programs and is also willing to mentor anyone wishing to do a Lace Guild Assessment. Tina has passed her City and Guilds teaching qualification and has regular classes at various locations around Surrey. In 2019 Tina made lace for Pinewood studios, and taught the actresses on the Black Naricissus for the BBC. Why not come along and work on your existing project and have help/guidance with any problems that may occur, or have you always wanted to try one of the above laces? Tina is willing to start you off with a new, or existing, lace technique. This will involve helping you to start, from the beginning, so that you know what to do & are in control of the lace, with small sample pieces and gradually building up to you being able to work the pattern that you have envisaged doing. Attending a class of this nature offers the chance to share tips and experiences that are not found in books, but only from the experience of numerous lace tutors that have guided me. I am also holding other mixed and specialised workshops later in the year, but always very happy for you to bring your own lace to any of the workshops. Beginners are always welcome and will commence with what is traditionally your first piece of lace. This will show the two stitches that are required for bobbin lace making. Once you can work these stitches, you will be able to move onto something more exciting. The different laces use these two stitches, along with different techniques to achieve the various effects and patterns, just like knitting. 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. The Course will be held within the Effingham area and Tina will send detail direction Maps & Instructions to everyone attending.

What's included in the price?

Hand-outs for techniques used and guidance where appropriate. Personal individual tuition. Groups are kept fairly small, with class sizes kept to a maximum of 12 students. 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 has Covid procedures and protocols in place and is willing to share these with anyone interested in booking this course.

What you will need

You will need to bring your normal lace equipment. Note book and pen. If a beginner please 'contact the tutor' for guidance and the opportunity to borrow or purchase second hand equipment, but Tina can also advise on purchasing any new equipment as required.


4 days

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Tina began lacemaking in 1992, and now teaching the principles of 13 different lace types (English & Continental) with technique sessions in each lace, for private groups, & classes at;- Addlestone, Branham, Bookham, Cobham, & Effingham and holds workshops over a number of days. She has worked with Pinewood Film Studios, been invited to hold a Russian/Chrysanthemum lace workshop at Upper Beeding and also gives talks & demonstrations when asked. Tina wants to help keep the craft alive, help those wishing to develop their skills, & anyone wanting to learn lace making.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced/pro level
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St. Mary's Church Hall, Stoke Road,, Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey, KT11 3PX