Click box above to go to the registration form or use the PDF files attached to the class descriptions below. You can print it out and mail it with your check or, if you want to pay using PayPal, fill out this registration form online and click "submit". You will then be sent a PayPal invoice which you can use to authorize a PayPal payment.Sign up before the classes fill!

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 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.


February 20 & 21 - Bucks Point and Torchon in Color with Jean Leader
Time: 9.30AM – 4.30PM
Fees: $150 - non museum guild members pay additional $15

Learn how to make Bucks Point Lace or Torchon in a variety of colours. Proper techniques and methods will be taught and students will be able to apply the skills learnt in class to work on their very own projects.
All who have mastered basic stitches are welcome.
Taught by: Jean Leader
Jean is a renowned instructor from Glasgow who has been making lace for more than thirty years. She has designed, taught and written books on the subject.
Jean has also been serving in multiple national and international lace organizations and is currently the vice president of the International Organization of Lace (I.O.L.I.).

*Lunch is not provided as part of the workshop fee. A variety of lunch options are located close to the museum; members of the museum staff will be available for assistance.
*The final deadline for enrollment is January 24, 2016. Confirmation notices will be sent out by February 15. Cancellation after receiving the confirmation notice may be non-refundable or may incur a cancellation fee after the cancellation deadline, Jan 31, 2016.

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April 2 & 3 - Chrysanthemum Lace workshop with Sylvia Fellows

SATURDAY, APRIL 2nd, 2016 & SUNDAY, APRIL 3rd, 2016

Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Fee: $150 class fee. All non-lace museum members please pay additional $5 fee. No kit fee. Meals are not included. Many lunch options are located within walking distance. Museum staff will be available to assist you. Free coffee and snacks. For more information: Please contact Kim Davis at

Chrysanthemum lace is a wonderful free lace that can be a stepping stone for beginners looking to venture beyond continuous laces. For the advanced students it can be a resting project for the sake of creating something unusual and beautiful. Students will learn the basics of Chrysanthemum lace-making; including the pivot pin and the split spider stitch. There will be a choice of patterns, including one from Cathleen Belleville's book on Chrysanthemum Lace as well as an original design of Sylvia’s. Class size 3- 12 students.
Q: Who is Sylvia Fellows?
A: Currently, Sylvia is the Program Chairman for the Hedgehogs and the Freeway Lace Guilds. She originally self-learned from books, also studied with many other teachers: Louise Colgan, Debbie Beever to name a few. Before retiring, she was an elementary music teacher.
Q: What do I need to bring to class?
A: Students will need at least 8 pairs of bobbins (wound in pairs with 2 yards of size 80 white tatting cotton per bobbin for a total of 4 yards per pair), pillows, pins, crochet hook.
Students must have mastered basic bobbin lace stitches to be able to attend this class. The final deadline for enrolling is March 4th. Confirmation notices will be sent out by March 8th. Cancellation after confirmation notice may be non-refundable or incur apenalty – depending on whether the space can be filled.

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Evening at The Lace Museum with Robert Chase - Princess Lace Presentation - May 13, 2016 from 7:00-9:00 pm

Introduction to Princess Lace - May 14, 2016 - Morning Workshop from 9:30-12:30 pm - Cost $40. Kit cost $10

Introduction to Reticella Lace
- May 14 & 15, 2016 - Day and Half Workshop from 1:30-4:30 pm - Cost $110. Kit cost $22

Final Deadline for enrollment is April 6, 2016 - Maximum class size 15
A confirmation notice will be sent out by May 9th. Cancellation after receiving
notice may be non-refundable ~ depending on whether or not the space can be
Lunch is not provided as part of the workshop fee. A variety of lunch options are located close to the museum. Museum staff will be available for assistance.
Non-museum members please add $ 15.00 to workshop fees. Kit money paid directly to teacher

About the teacher

While stitching by grandma's knee at age 4, Roberta developed a lifelong passion for needlework. She pursued this interest through her college career, followed by volunteering at a number of museums,
writting magazine articles, and giving
lectures. She has taught for over 30 years, specializing in "vintage" fine hand sewing techniques.



Introduction to Princess Lace

Princess Lace is a style of tape lace using 8 specific types of lace tape. It is shaped into a design and appliquéd onto net. A motif will be made, while learning the history and techniques of this Lace. The motif is appropriate to attach to the corner of a handkerchief. It is suitable for all levels of expertise!




Introduction to Reticella Lace

Reticella lace, considered the earliest of all laces, is a form of Italian cutwork. Made by completely cutting away the fabric and filling the space with "needlepoint" stitches. In class we will spend a half preparing the fabric "hole" and the second day filling it with geometric patterned "lace". Not appropriate for absolute beginners.





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