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 ($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.


*****Registration for these classes is closed, but we are keeping a waiting list*****



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.





Printable PDF


"Registration is closed, but we are keeping a waiting list."

Upcoming classes in the fall:

Milanese with Louise Colgan

Finger Loop Braiding