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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.

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Annual Fall Milanese Workshop…
OCTOBER 8-9-10, 2016
Sponsored by THE LACE MUSEUM
~ Taught by LOUISE COLGAN
FEES ARE LISTED BELOW FOR LACE MUSEUM MEMBERS:
$135 For 3 full days (Saturday through Monday)
$100 For 2 full days (Saturday + Sunday OR Monday)
$ 65 For any 1 day (IF space is available)
SEE FORM BELOW FOR NON-MEMBER PRICING
PRICES INCLUDE MORNING COFFEE & AFTERNOON TEA
A VARIETY OF LUNCH OPTIONS ARE LOCATED CLOSE TO THE MUSEUM; MEMBERS OF THE MUSEUM STAFF WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ASSIST US.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: This very popular workshop offers something for lacemakers new to Milanese, as well as those wishing to continue with a pattern-in-progress or to explore a new project. Both 2-D and 3-D patterns are available, providing plenty of options for students at all levels.
LODGING: The nearby Maple Tree Inn has given us a special rate fori the weekend ($99.00 for Frday & Saturday). Call the
Inn at 1-800-423-0243 for reservations. To get the special room rate use the code word “LACE.” Please confirm your plans with
the Inn when you are making your reservation. Complimentary buffet breakfast is included.
DEADLINES: Due to the popularity of this event, classes will be limited in size and all registrations will be placed in order of
postmark date. Registration opens on POSTMARK DATE JULY 12TH.

Confirmations will be sent starting on August 10TH.
Cancellation after confirmation notice may be non-refundable or incur a penalty ~ depending on whether or not the space
can be filled.

SUPPLIES: Prickings and a supply list will be mailed to you. Louise offers a broad range of designs to suit Milanese students at
the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. NOTE: A solid foundation in bobbin lace skills is required for this class.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: THE LACE MUSEUM at lacemuseum@gmail.com OR
LOUISE COLGAN at louisecolgan@earthlink.net

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"Loop Braiding Potpourri"
with Ingrid Crickmore
Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30, 2016
9:30am-4:30pm

Loop braiding (aka fingerloop braiding) is a disappearing, world-wide traditional way to make braided cords and bands quickly and efficiently with almost no equipment other than the fingers. Many different braided structures
can be made: cords that are round, square, rectangular, triangular, and solid or hollow; as well as wide, flat ribbon-like bands, and lace-like braids with fine-yet-strong openwork.
Aside from being useful and strong, these cords and bands can also have very intricate and beautiful color-patterning. Nowadays, teens often learn one or two basic fingerloop braids as a quick friendship bracelet technique. Loop braids can also be used as lanyards, necklaces, drawstrings, fine fringe, edge trimmings on clothing, button-hole bands, shoelaces, and more.
In this workshop, we will learn square, flat, and openwork braids; a spiral- textured round braid; and (depending on time constraints and class interest) several different color-pattern variations of these braids; a beveled “half- round” or triangular braid, and/or a dotted braid that was called “Grene Dorg,” (Barleycorn) in Medieval England.
Materials Fee: $7/per student, payable directly to teacherClass Fee $150
I will be providing each student:

* All class yarn-students will be encouraged to measure off/ make up extra loop-bundles to take home, for any/ all of the braids we will be learning.
* Large-tooth plastic comb for storing in-progress braid (loops can be “parked” on comb’s teeth)
* Thick multi-page handout packet


Ingrid Crickmore is a textile arts dilettante who became fascinated by loop braiding in 2006, and has been learning and teaching it ever since. She teaches both traditional and original loop braids and braiding techniques, both on her website, Loop Braiding (loopbraider.com) – which has many free video and photo-based tutorials – as well as at workshops and conferences.

Margaretenspitzen Ornaments
with Marji Suhm
Holiday tree decorations using Margareten-spitze, a German hand-knotted lace
Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20 2016
9:30am-4:30pm


What is the "Margarete Lace"? Invented in the early 20th century, it is a hand-knotted technique which uses only one's hands to intricately knot decorative motifs without need of tools such as bobbins, crochet hooks or shuttles. The pre-dominant feature of the lace is the use of "bundles" which allows endless opportunities of design by carrying any number of threads within the bundles, while systematically adding, releasing and then bringing them back into work. The prima-ry knots are very similar to macramè and even those with little or no knotting experience should easily master the basic techniques within time allowed.
These motifs are worked on a small, firm pillow, using only graph paper as a guide. Threads are pre-cut in prescribed lengths. Once the work is in process it can be easily removed and re-attached to the working pillow. The students will receive written instructions with diagrams where necessary. There will be an assortment of tree ornament patterns avail-able arranged by level of skill, all translated into English. Emphasis will be placed on the handling of threads, learning common techniques and mastering good tension.

Class Fee: $150
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.

More upcoming workshops:

Lace Identification with Elizabeth Kurella, January 21-22, 2017
Lacey Knitting Betty Fryer, February 18-19, 2017
Chrysanthemum bobbin lace with Sylvia Fellows, March 18-19, 2017