Workshop Registration Form

Click above to go to the registration form. You can print it out and mail it with your check or, if you want to pay using PayPal, fill out the 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 ($89.00) or single queen bed ($79.00), Friday and Saturday 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.

April 25 - 6:30 to 9 - An evening with Elizabeth Kurella -

minimum $25 donation to support The Lace Museum

Elizabeth will also be launching her newest book, "Youghal Needle Lace for Connoisseurs and Lacemakers" published by The Lace Merchant, at this evening event.


April 26 & 27 - 9:30 – 4:30

Lace Identification workshop with author and expert Elizabeth Kurella

KurellaAntique Lace: What is it and What is it Worth?

The first two questions everyone asks about antique lace are: What is it? and What is it worth?  Whether you are collecting or deciding what to do with a collection you have inherited, this workshop is designed for YOU!

The workshop teaches the clues  in old lace that give the answers, where and how to look at lace to find those clues and how to use available resources to find the answers. Checklists and study sheets of these clues will be proved to students.  Students are requested to have a copy of Elizabeth Kurella’s Guide to Lace and Linens for reference during the class.  Those that have a copy already are requested to bring it to class; those that do not can purchase a copy at The Lace Museum (please pre-order on the form below).

Elizabeth will be bringing some recent finds of antique lace from her recent lace study trip to Paris and Belgium as well as pieces from her collections for study during the class.  In addition to hands-on examples, she will be showing digital images of extreme close-up views of antique lace.

Students are requested to bring pieces from their own collections, flea market finds, old family stashes, or any old lace they want to learn how to identify and decide what to do with.

There is no charge for the class handouts.  Students are requested to bring a magnifying glass of at least 8x.  The Lace Museum will have appropriate magnifying glasses available for those who wish to purchase them.

Cost $175 plus $32.63 if requesting a copy of Kurella’s Guide to Lace and Linens - please note on registration         

An email confirmation will be sent upon receipt of your registration. Museum will provide beverages and snacks, participants are responsible for their own lunch – there are lots of places close to the museum to find nice, quick lunch items

middletonApril Showers Bring May Flowers

An introduction to Needle Lace taught by Katrina Middleton

May 10 & 11, 2014 - 9:30 – 4:30


Needle lace is a beautiful and very old form of lace. It evolved out of drawn threadwork and embroidery in the 16th century. Also called Needlepoint Lace, this lace is created by using a needle and a single thread. The lace work is supported by a fabric backing and is stitched onto a foundation of threads couched along the outline of the pattern. The decorative stitches are created by variations of the basic buttonhole stitch.

            In this two-day class, suitable for beginners or intermediate students, we'll cover the five basic steps of needle lace, including how to how to prepare the pattern and couch the design outline. We'll make a three-dimensional Spring Flower using the most popular needle lace filling stitches and learn two different edgings.

             Skill level:  beginner to intermediate, some experience with a needle and thread such as simple embroidery is helpful.

            Cost $175. There will also be a $10 kit fee (payable to the instructor) to cover written instructions and supplies provided by the teacher. Students supply basic sewing tools, and 3 balls of tatting cotton. 

Materials list

Basic sewing tools:

Embroidery scissors (small sharp scissors for thread cutting),Favorite Thimble

Small crochet hook--size 8 or 10, magnification, if desired

Notebook, pen or pencil

Your choice of color:two balls of size 80 tatting cotton and one ball size 40 in the same color

The Lace Museum carries this thread – call ahead to reserve yours

If you're not comfortable with size 80, you can use a larger size threads. Size 50 and size 20.

For the center of the flower you can use an antique button, create a needlelace button, use a large bead or a cluster of small beads.

            The museum will provide coffee, tea and snacks at breaks; students provide own lunches.

There are many places near the museum to pick up nice salads and sandwiches.

October 11-13 - Louise Colgan - Milanese Workshop
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