Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday Morning (Pacific)

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Invisible Starts and Finishes

Instructor: Martina Wolter-Kampmann

Course Description: Invisible starts and finishes: a theme in every piece we make, whether for joining or freely finishing bobbin lace. In this workshop I give an introduction with different solutions for different situations. You will learn to use magic threads, knots and extra stitches to secure threads invisibly. You will learn when to use which technique best. You can practice on small pieces to be able to use it later in your lace. I have been working on this subject for over 15 years and you will learn brand new tricks in small, manageable exercises. I will show you clearly in videos what is important.

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of bobbin lace

Dates: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, July 27, 29, 31, 2021

Times: 8:00 am – 11:00 am PDT

Registration Fee: $100

Students Must Supply: Supply list (pdf)

Second Device: Not required to be suspended over work, but please have one available to photograph your work and send it to the teacher via WhatsApp.


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“Painting” with Ground Stitches

Instructor: Pierre Fouché

Course Description: In this workshop, I will introduce the idea of using ground stitches like brushstrokes, using an understanding of the basic building block of each stitch and how it interacts with the net. This workshop will teach you the basic units of three ground stitch families: two-pair crossings in bias- and hexagonally arranged nets, four-pair crossings, and finally, three variations on six-pair crossings and their interactions with the net. You will practice applying these basic units in a free-form, doodle-like design of your own abstract piece of lace. You will leave with a greater understanding of the basic geometry of the most popular ground stitches, which will enrich your craft in numerous ways: being able to recognize a variety of grounds that can be worked on an existing pricking will provide the freedom to easily adapt existing designs with grounds of your own choice. It will also unlock the art of rapid ground exchanges within the same design area which can have many creative applications.

Level: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of bobbin lace, understanding of how lace stitches are represented in diagrams

Dates: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, July 27, 29, 31, 2021

Registration Fee: $100

Students Must Supply: Supply list (pdf)

Second Device: Recommended but not required


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Bruges Flower Lace

Instructor: Veerle Meersschaut

Course Description: Bruges flower lace is bobbin lace made in pieces. The techniques used in flower lace can also be used to create figures in lace and contemporary lace. In this introductory course, the following parts of the Bruges flower lace are taught: the simple flower with a filling of braids in the middle, three different leaves, and starting a ribbon and ending a ribbon with a curl. The exercise is made with linen 80/2 thread or a thread of equal thickness. However if you prefer to use thicker thread, the pattern can be enlarged.

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Prerequisites: Experience with Torchon lace

Dates: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, July 27, 29, 31, 2021

Times: 8:00 am – 11:00 am PDT

Registration Fee: $100

Students Must Supply: Supply list (pdf)

Second Device: Required


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A Taste of Rosaline Lace

Instructor: Annick Wils

Course Description: In this workshop we will look at the typical characteristics of Rosaline lace, such as beginning and ending with a bundle, the typical rose with 5 petals, starting and ending off a curl, and a simple leaf.

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Prerequisites: Basic bobbin lace skills are required. Students must be able to make sewings and be able to read a technical drawing.

Dates: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, July 27, 29, 31, 2021

Times: 8:00 am – 11:00 am PDT

Registration Fee: $100

Students must supply:

  • 14 bobbins with Egyptian Cotton 80/2
  • Short, fine pins
  • Lace pillow
  • Cover cloth with hole +/- 5 cm
  • Small crochet hook
  • Usual bobbin lace supplies, such as scissors, etc.

Second Device: Required


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Refreshing Lier Lace for Advanced Students

Instructor: Greet Rome-Verbeylen

Course Description: Lier Laces are pieces of art that are exclusively tamboured with a hook in chain stitch made on a cotton bobbinet tulle. In this class you can make a sign of the Zodiac in Lier Lace as a gift to yourself, or to a friend or relative. The patterns were designed by Martine Bruggeman, and the sample in the photo was made by Marie-Louise Moens.

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Prerequisites: You must already have experience making Lier lace; this class is not for beginners.

Dates: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday July 27, 29, 31, 2021

Times: 8:00 am – 11:00 am PDT

Registration Fee: $100

Students Must Supply: Supply list (pdf)

Second Device: Required