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LODGING:A special weekend rate is available at the Maple Tree Inn, as follows: Two queen beds or single queen bed ($99.00) Friday, Saturday, and ($169) Sunday nights -711 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 (408) 720-9700. Call the Maple Tree Inn direct for reservations at:(800-423-0243). To get the special room rate(s) use the code word ―LACE.


New Workshops for 2017

                Click on the links below for details.

Chrysanthemum bobbin lace with Sylvia Fellows, March 18-19, 2017

Click above for link to Flier and more info.




Lecture and Hands on Lace Study Session with Vima Micheli  - Sunday, April 30, 2017

Hands on Study Session-1pm-4pm

    “For over twenty-five years, I have been taking small groups of needleworkers to Italy. This lecture tries to capture some of the wonderful people, places and masterpieces that we see during the tour. There is much to enjoy: lacemaking, em-broidery, weaving, costumes, needlework schools and masters. A display of antique needlework pieces will be available for the audience to study and enjoy firsthand.” Vima Micheli
Vima has been travelling to Italy for decades, guiding groups of interested needle-workers and collecting tex-tiles. At the end of this year, Vima’s extensive collection will be taking a permanent trip back to Italy, where it will become a museum collection. Do not miss this final opportunity to study these amazing textiles before they are gone.

Lecture—Sunday, April 30, 2017– 10am-12pm $30___
Hands on Study Session-Sunday, April 30, 2017– 1pm-4pm $50____
Lecture and Hands on Study Session $75____
Each participant will receive a copy of Pani & Fili, Breads and Threads of Italy.

Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided. Meals are not included. Many lunch options are located within walking distance of the museum, or you can feel free to bring your own. Museum staff will be available to assist you.
Recommended Reading:
Italian Needlework Treasures
Written by Vima Marcheli
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May 20, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Lucy Barter from the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design


Skill level: All levels

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Class Description: In a historic setting of lace over time, learn the basics of whitework embroidery on this delicate butterfly. Two pulled stitches decorate the wings outlined with trailing. Other stitches include satin stitch, eyelets, stem stitch and seeding.

Kit Contents: even weave linen, coton a border thread, stranded cotton, needles

Equipment Needed: All materials are supplied; you may bring your own sewing kit if you like

Lucy Barter obtained a BA Honors Degree in Fashion Design from the University of Northumbria and is as graduate of the Royal School of Needlework’s Apprenticeship program. In 2015, Lucy co-founded the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design with the mission of promoting and sharing the knowledge and history of hand embroidery and needlework to ensure its future as a valued art form.