In-Person Education

The Lace Museum follows current applicable Covid-19 guidelines for the health and safety of our students, teachers and volunteers.

Unless noted, in-person education takes place at The Lace Museum. Please refer to our Plan a Visit page for address and directions.

Workshop Registration: Click the specific workshop’s registration link below to register via Google forms. When you finish the form, you will be presented with a link to go to Shopify to purchase the workshop. If the workshop is sold out when you try to check out, your registration with the form has automatically entered you on the waiting list.
Class Registration: Email

Future Sessions: The Lace Museum keeps an interest list for all past workshops and classes, as well as taking suggestions for new offerings. Please fill out our  form here .

If you are a higher education student and cannot afford the registration fee, please apply for a grant.


Milanese at the Museum

Instructor: Louise Colgan

Location: This is an in-person workshop at The Lace Museum, 200 Brown Rd., Suite 300, Fremont, CA 94539. For detailed information about traveling to the museum, please see our Plan a Visit page on our website.

Course Description:  Something for everyone! This popular workshop offers instruction for lacemakers new to Milanese, as well as those wishing to gain more experience.  Students will be able to explore a new project or continue with a piece-in-progress.  A variety of patterns are available, providing plenty of options for all levels.

Level: Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced

Dates:  Saturday, Oct 7; Sunday, Oct, 8; and Monday, Oct 9, 2023

Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Registration Fee:
$165 For 3 full days (Saturday through Monday)
$120 For 2 full days (Saturday + Sunday OR Monday)
$ 75 For 1 day (Sunday OR Monday ~ IF space is available)

You will be invoiced after you complete the registration process.

Additional Details: Supplies needed, lodging, etc. (pdf)

Register – The workshop is currently sold out.


All of our classes are by appointment only. PRE-REGISTRATION is required. Our teachers are volunteers and their classes are flexible. To register, please email the museum at to arrange the class.

Students are responsible for finishing their projects when taking lessons. We advise you to allow time for homework.

Bobbin Lace

Wednesdays, 11:00am to 1:00pm, or Thursdays, 7:00pm to 9:00:pm
Beginner: 6 sessions – $120
Intermediate:1 session – $20

Beginner to Intermediate level and a very personal, easy class. Eleanore is a very experienced lace maker and can teach all types of bobbin lace. Tools may be purchased at registration or earlier, if desired. Beginning students should enroll in a 6-week course and attend all 6 classes as well as work on projects at home. Continuing students may attend as desired.


Wednesdays, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm; or Thursdays, 7:00 pm to 9:00: pm
6 sessions – $120

This class begins with a larger thread and shuttle to teach you the basic movements.  Ele will  then guide you through a set of patterns chosen to teach you all of tatting’s basic skills.

Beginner Crochet

By appointment

This class is tailored to the needs of each student.  If you do know know how to crochet, we will start at the beginning and teach you how to make a single crochet, double crochet and slip stitch with yarn and a larger hook.  Once  the basics are mastered, you can move on to increasingly finer yarns and threads to make crocheted lace.  If you already have some skills, we will determine where the best place for you to begin will be through conversation and viewing samples of your prior work.