Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoon (Pacific)

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Deciphering Leaves and Tallies

Instructor: Josée Poupart

Course Description: Learn what it takes to make tallies you can be proud of every time. At least six different types will be practiced in class plus various others discussed. An easy to remember crossing of multiple pairs technique will make your daisies from leaves a snap. And for a beautiful finish, there’s nothing better than an invisible one – to be practiced. Be ready with pencil and paper, as this course is structured to be part formal teaching time, part practice time. Never avoid a lovely lace pattern with tallies again!

Level: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of bobbin lace

Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, July 26, 28, 30, 2021

Times: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PDT

Registration Fee: $100

Students Must Supply: Supply list (pdf)

Second Device: Strongly recommended


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Designing Bobbin Lace Grounds with GroundForge

Instructor: Veronika Irvine

Course Description: GroundForge is a web tool for experimenting with stitches and pair diagrams.  It generates a thread diagram so you can get a rough idea of how the lace will work up.  In this workshop, we will cover the basics of how to use the catalogues of ground patterns, modify cross and twist stitches, create footside patterns for existing grounds and work with grounds not found in the catalogues. You can find out more about the tool and view some examples on the web site: https://d-bl.github.io/GroundForge/

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Prerequisites: A general basic knowledge of bobbin lace is required.  Students should be comfortable with Rose ground.  They should be able to draw (on paper or with computer drawing software) a pricking for a rectangular patch of Rose ground with a pin-after-two footside.

Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, July 26, 28, 30, 2021

Times: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PDT

Registration Fee: $100

Students Must Supply: A desktop computer with internet access, graph paper, pencil, eraser. While GroundForge can run on an iPad, it does not work well enough for this course.

Second Device: If your desktop computer does not have a camera or microphone, you will also need to connect with a tablet or smart phone so that the teacher can see and hear you.


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Idrija Narrow Tape Lace Angel (3-Dimensional)

Instructor: Allie Marguccio

Course Description:

This lovely little angel designed by Irma Pervanja is made in the Idrija Narrow Tape technique and features narrow tape, double stitch and a decorative stitch called štručke or “small loaves.” The angel would make a perfect gift. The lace is hand sewn around a wooden form/body and it will sit on a flat surface or can be used as a tree ornament. The angel pictured has a metallic accent thread running through the middle of the tape and is stiffened with Aleene’s Stiffen Quik – a water based, nontoxic spray stiffener.

Level: Advanced Beginner / Intermediate

Prerequisites: Knowledge of Torchon and/or tape lace

Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, July 26, 28, 30, 2021

Times: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PDT

Registration Fee: $100

Kit Purchased from Instructor: Size 30 Idrija cotton is required (no substitutions) and it can be purchased in your choice of colors from www.designsbymarguccio.com.  Please use the Contact page on that website to order the wooden body and let Allie know your thread color choice.

Students Must Supply: Supply list (pdf)

Second Device: Recommended


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Turkish Needle Lace (Igne Oya) Forget Me Not Flower Ring

Instructor: Victoria Ong

Course Description: In this workshop, Victoria will teach intermediate/advanced users how to create a forget me knot flower ring. Alternating between two needles will be required and is therefore best for participants familiar with the basics of knotted lace. Learning Points:

  • Working with Two Needles
  • Working in the Round to Create Buds
  • Creating a Ring Band
  • Assembling the Ring

Dates: Monday, July 26 & Friday, July 30, 2021

Times: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Monday; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Friday

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Prerequisites: Previous experience with Oya, preferably more than just a single beginner class

Registration Fee: $45

Kit Fee: $10

Students Must Supply: Sharp scissor (Fiskar brand recommended)

Second Device: Not required, but optional


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Turkish Needle Lace (Igne Oya) Edging for Beginners

Instructor: Victoria Ong

Course Description: In this workshop, Victoria will teach new beginners how to create a geometric triangle edging with an outline of smaller triangles along the edge. Learning Points:

  • Knots and Loops – The Fundamental Units in Oya Needle Lace Technique
  • How to Control Tension for Consistent Loop Sizes and Firm Knots
  • Strategically Adding More Thread
  • Good Practice with Tail Ends and Casting On
  • Undoing Knots and Mistakes

Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Dates: Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Times: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PDT

Registration Fee: $45

Kit Fee: $10

Students Must Supply: Sharp scissor (Fiskar brand recommended)

Second Device: Not required, but optional


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Turkish Needle Lace (Igne Oya) Climbing Hearts

Instructor: Victoria Ong

Course Description: In this workshop, Victoria will teach continuing beginners how to create larger loops to make a climbing hearts pattern along the edge of a project. Learning Points:

  • Switching to Single Knot Heads
  • How to Control Tension for Consistent Loop Sizes and Firm Knots
  • Strategically Adding More Thread
  • How to Prevent Twisting of Larger Loops

Level: Continuing Beginner

Prerequisites: Victoria’s Beginning Oya class, July 28 or previously

Dates: Friday, July 30, 2021

Times: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm PDT

Registration Fee: $25

Kit Fee: $10

Students must supply: Sharp scissor (Fiskar brand recommended)

Second Device: Not required, but optional


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A Taste of Needle Lace

Instructor: Linda Kay Benning

Course Description: Needle Lace has been made for centuries using thread so fine you need magnification to examine it. That is not an easy way to understand the basics. In this beginning Needle Lace workshop, you will learn two fundamental stitches with a size 5 perle cotton so you can easily see where your needle needs to go. The two stitches taught in this project are Single Corded Brussels and Double Corded Brussels. Once mastered, the stitch techniques can be applied to other fiber work.

Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Dates: Monday & Wednesday, July 26 & 28, 2021

Times: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm PDT

Registration Fee: $55

Kit Fee: $15

Students Must Supply: Scissors, measuring tape

Second Device: Recommended