In-Person Education

The Lace Museum follows current Santa Clara County and CDC 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 registration if a seat is available.
Class Registration: Email thelacemuseum@gmail.com

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.

Workshops

In-person workshops will be scheduled in the near future.

Classes

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 lacemuseum@gmail.com 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
Taught by Eleanore Schwartz

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.


Tatting

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

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
$60
Taught by Eleanore Schwartz

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. 


Lacy Knitting

Wednesday or Thursday, call to arrange time
3 two-hour sessions – $60
Taught by Eleanore Schwartz

This class is tailored to the needs of each student. If you do not know how to knit, we will start at the beginning and teach you how to hold the yarn, use the needles, and how to make stitches. Once the basics are mastered, you can move on to increasingly finer yarns and threads to make knitted 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.


Hardanger

By appointment
Taught by Eleanore Schwartz

A very personal instruction class. Eleanore is a lace-maker in all techniques.