Virtual Education

All virtual education will take place via Zoom unless otherwise noted.

Resources for Successful Online Learning: We have a page describing the second camera/electronic device(s) you may need to participate online. You may also find a guide for participating in lace workshops over Zoom helpful. These guides were created by Jean Leader a lace teacher from Scotland and can be found at https://www.jeanleader.net/teaching/resources.html, scroll down to ZoomStudents.pdf.

Workshop Registeration: 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 and any accompanying kit.
Class Registration: Email lacemuseum@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 .
Past Sessions: To view a gallery of images from our past workshops , please click here.

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


Clones Lace – Fall Figures

Instructor: Máire Treanor

Course Description: This fall we will focus on figures and animals.  We will study several of Maire’s original designs, Mdme Hardouin’s butterfly and two other surprise guest designers.

Level: Improver

Prerequisite: Clones Lace – Beginner

Dates: 7 Tuesdays – Sep. 13, 27, Oct. 11, 25, Nov. 8, 29 and Dec. 13, 2022

Times: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

Week 1: September 13th – Bee and butterfly
Week 2: September 27th – Hardouin butterflies
Week 3: October 11th – Dragonflies
Week 4: October 25th – Turtle
Week 5: November 8th – Frog
Week 6: November 29th – Lizard
Week 7: December 13th  – Angel 2

Registration Fee: $140

Students Must Provide: 10 or 20 6 cord thread such as Lizbeth or DMC and crochet hook

Second Camera: Not required

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Continuing Bucks Point

Instructor: Louise West

Course Description: This course is for students who are working through the “Bucks Point Lace Workbook.” Students can all be working on different patterns; Louise will demonstrate bits of patterns as needed, will answer questions and will help you solve problems. If the class is not full, students starting at the beginning of the book will be accepted, but preference will be given to people already past the first few patterns.

Level: Continuing Beginner

Prerequisite: Some progress in Louise’s “Bucks Point Lace Workbook.”

Dates: 4 Wednesdays – September 14, 21, 28, and October 5, 2022

Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am PDT

Registration Fee: $100

Students Must Provide: A supply list will be provided

Second Camera: Required

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Dorset Cartwheel Buttons

Instructor: Anna McDowell

Course Description: During this class, participants will learn how to make a thread button called a Dorset Cartwheel Button. The session will include a short introduction to the history of the Dorset Buttons cottage industry. I will then outline the four stages that go to making up one of these buttons:

  • Casting – covering the ring
  • Slicking – turning ridge to the back of ring
  • Laying – making the spokes
  • Rounding – filling in the button

Level: Beginner

Prerequisite: None

Date: Monday, September 19, 2022

Time: 9:00 am -12:00 noon PDT

Registration Fee: $45

Kit: $12

Kit Description: The kit includes thread, a ring and everything you need.

Students Must Provide: Scissors

Second Camera: Recommended

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Needle Lace Monarch Butterfly

Instructor: Loretta Holzberger

Course Description: Make a little free standing needle lace butterfly with wired edges. The finished butterfly could be used as a pin by adding findings. This is a very basic needle lace, learn to couch the outline, make stitches and finish. Single buttonhole, corded buttonhole and double buttonhole stitches are used.

Level: Continuing Beginner

Prerequisite: Some experience with basic needle lace stitches and techniques.

Dates: 3 Tuesdays – October 4, 18 and 25, 2022

Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm PDT

Registration Fee: $60

Kit: $10

Kit Description: The kit includes pattern, wire, black and orange tatting thread, and instructions.

Students Must Provide:  #24 tapestry needle, sewing thread in any color and scissors.

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Oya Chrysanthemum

Instructor: Victoria Ong

Course Description: Create a beautiful layered Chrysanthemum for Fall using Turkish Oya techniques. In this class you will learn how to create tiny petals as you work in the round to create the petal layers for the flower.

Level: Continuing Beginner

Prerequisite: Must have some experience with a beginner course or experience with creating the double knot in Turkish Oya.

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT

Registration Fee: $50

Students Must Provide: Sharp scissors, Size 18 tapestry needle, and two colors of Lizbeth #10 thread.

Second Camera: Recommended

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Now What?!

Instructor: Josée Poupart

Course Description: You’ve got a good basis in Torchon or guipure (such as Cluny or Bedfordshire) lace, and you want to embark on a new piece. Now what?! This class is structured around supporting your journey through your new lace piece. You identify the pattern to work on, and we will discuss how to start, how to finish, and various tips related to the project itself. The class size is small to allow enough time for discussion and creating your own specific notes. The first three sessions are weekly and the last three biweekly to give you a chance to progress between classes. This class is a new format for the Lace Museum; we look forward to seeing what you think. 

The teacher is fluent in both English and French. La professeure parle couramment le français et l’anglais.

Level: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Have a good basis in Torchon or guipure (such as Cluny or Bedfordshire) lace. Be comfortable creating your own notes; there are no handouts. (If you have been taking our Torchon classes, you would need to have completed many of the skill-building classes.)

Dates: Fridays, September 23, 30, October 7, 21, November 4, and 18, 2022 (three weekly, then biweekly)

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm PDT (PST for last)

Registration Fee: $120

Students Must Provide:

  • A pattern you want to work on: Torchon or guipure (such as Cluny or Bedfordshire) lace
  • Thread you want to use
  • Usual lacemaking material
  • Access to the following reference books would be beneficial
    • “The Beginning of the End,” by Ulrike Löhr
    • “Invisible,” by Martina Wolter-Kampmann

Second Camera: A suspended camera is good, but the ability to email the teacher images of your work during class is preferable.

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The Bedfordshire Butterfly: an Interdisciplinary Adventure in Three Lace Techniques

Instructor: Holly Van Sciver

Course Description: Made in five separate pieces, students will learn elements of 3 different lace techniques in one pattern that include Honiton, Bedfordshire and Cluny laces….a three for one! The body of the Butterfly uses Honiton techniques including starting at a point, working up the edge, the four-pin bud, working with and crossing the coarse thread, making a divided trail and ending at a point. The lower and upper wings use techniques from Bedfordshire and Cluny lace that include the Bedfordshire and Cluny joins, crossing trails, Bedfordshire circles, adding and deleting pairs, leaves, picots, cloth stitch trails and footside techniques, plus pattern interpretation, design, and the use of color. A bonus discussion on how to use this pricking with Honiton Fillings will also be discussed. The pattern was redrafted by Holly Van Sciver from a traditional pattern published by Pamela Nottingham.

Level: Intermediate

Prerequisite: This class is ideal, but not limited to, continuing students of Bedfordshire or Cluny. No prior Honiton experience is necessary, just sound bobbin lace fundamentals.

Dates: 8 Thursdays – September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, and 17, 2022 (24 hours of class time)

Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Pacific

Registration Fee: $280

Kit Description: A 16-page booklet including the pattern and describing and diagramming the techniques used will be available for purchase for $14 directly from Holly at https://www.vansciverbobbinlace.com/.

Students Must Provide: Supply List (pdf)

Second Camera: Not required. Students will be offered the opportunity to send close-up photographs of their work to be critiqued between classes.

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Dorset Spiral and Basketweave Buttons

Instructor: Anna McDowell

Course Description: Spirals can lead you to a number of different combinations of design; using beads and different colored threads can all be incorporated into the design. Both Spirals and Basketweave rely on working over single and double ‘lays’ or spokes and to lose count of the combination that you are trying to achieve is easy! But once mastered, the Spiral and Basketweave designs can be used in a number of ways to achieve a wonderful, complicated effect.

Level: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Experience with a traditional Dorset Cartwheel button. Students are asked to prepare their ring by Casting (blanket stitching) around it before class.

Date: Monday, October 3, 2022

Time: 9:00 am -12:00 noon PDT

Registration Fee: $45

Kit: $13

Kit Description: The kit includes thread, a ring and everything you need.

Students Must Provide: Scissors

Second Camera: Recommended

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Let’s Get Started Designing Torchon Patterns

Instructor: Karen Thompson

Course Description: This class is for anyone who is interested in learning how to construct a Torchon pricking with a corresponding color-coded working diagram. We will start with the very basics by making a pricking and a color-coded working diagram from an existing Torchon lace sample. Then we will move on to making fans and corners, and explore how to make changes to an existing Torchon pattern to create your own unique pattern. We will also discuss thread sizes relative to the pricking.

Level: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Torchon lace is expected, such as the Half Stitch (CT), Linen Stitch (CTC), and Whole Stitch (CTCT). Students should have a basic understanding of the structure of Torchon lace and a desire to construct their own patterns.

Dates: 4 Wednesdays – October 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2022

Time: 9:00 – 12:15 PDT

Registration Fee: $125

Students Must Provide: Supply List (pdf)

Second Camera: Strongly Recommended

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Continuing Bedfordshire Bobbin Lace 2

Instructor: Elizabeth Peterson

Course Description: The Continuing Beds class will include more patterns with additional techniques. Invisible add and discard pairs in a trail, starting a new trail from a trail and Cluny crossings are some of them. Patterns will be sent for the pieces you will be making. Learn more tricks to include in your lace making skills.

Level: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Intermediate level Bedfordshire lace, such as Elizabeth’s “Continuing Bedfordshire 1” class.

Dates: 4 Mondays – October 17, 24, 31, and November 7, 2022

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am Pacific

Registration Fee: $100

Students Must Provide: Supply list and patterns will be sent after registration.

Second Camera: Required

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Bedfordshire Lace Angel “Sue”

Instructor: Louise West

Course Description: This angel is an intermediate level that includes techniques such as putting in and throwing out bobbins as cloth stitch requires, Bedfordshire circles (with holes in the middle), working on a curve, starting at a point, techniques for finishing and lots of practice of leaf tallies on the wings! The 5 week course will spend 3 weeks working on the body and then 2 weeks working on the wings, but there is also flexibility to answer questions arising from working on the angel between classes. It would be appropriate for Elizabeth Peterson’s students who have completed her Continuing Beds 2 class.

Level: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Intermediate experience with Bedfordshire lace.

Dates: 5 Wednesdays – November 9, 16, (not 23), 30, December 7, 14, 2022

Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am PST

Registration Fee: $125

Kit: $35

Kit Description: The kit is a laser-cut, ready-to-work pricking with the pattern sheet, photographs, some instructions and a postcard of the finished lace. A lampwork glass bead for the angel’s head is also included.

Students Must Provide: Thread and bobbin requirements will be provided soon. A kit that includes the laser-cut pricking is required for this class.

Second Camera: Required

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Invisible Starts and Finishes 1

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

Prerequisite: Experience with basic Torchon techniques, footside and headside, joining with a crochet hook. Though the requirements are basic, note that intermediate experience is recommended for students in this class.

Dates: 2 Saturdays and 2 Sundays, November 12,13, and 19, 20, 2022

Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm PST, with a 20-minute break

Registration Fee: $175

Students Must Provide: Supply list (pdf)

Second Camera: 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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Beginning Bedfordshire Bobbin Lace

Instructor: Elizabeth Peterson

Course Description: This class is designed for those wanting to learn the basics of Beds Lace. You will learn plaits, picots, 9-pin edge, trails, bouncing plaits/leaves off the trail, windmill crossing and the Beds leaf. This lace has a lot of techniques and is a fun addition to your lacing skills. You’ll love leaves when you leave.

Level: Beginner

Prerequisite: Basic bobbin lace skills

Dates: 3 Mondays – November 28 and December 5 and 12, 2022

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am Pacific

Registration Fee:  $75

Students Must Provide: Supply list (pdf)

Second Camera: Required

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The Many Faces of Lace
Exploring Antique Lace

Studies in Antique Lace with Elizabeth Kurella

Elizabeth Kurella is offering two series of monthly classes covering a wide variety of topics in antique lace. Classes are interactive and often Elizabeth invites students to send photos from their collections ahead of time so they can be included in the class discussion

Series 1: The Many Faces of Lace: Elizabeth will discuss a different well-known lace each month, focusing on its evolutions and revolutions in style and technique. Some stories span 40 years and others 400 years. The next several topics are Point de Gaze Needle Lace, Rosaline Bobbin Lace, Crochet and Alençon Needle Lace.

Series 2: Exploring Antique Lace: Elizabeth will share the history, details, stories, and sometimes intrigues of a variety of lace topics. Delve into How Machines Made Lace, Normandy Lace – Preserving Memories with Bits of Lace, Labels on Old Lace – Believe It or Not and Mending Antique Lace.

Duration: One session of two hours per topic.

Registration Fee: $25 per class or four for $80

Detailed Descriptions, Dates, Times and Registration:  Click Here 


A 12-Hour Introduction to Bobbin Lace

Instructor: Karen Thompson
Assistant: Linda Kay Benning

Course Description: An introduction to bobbin lace basics from winding the bobbins and learning the basic movements to making 4 samples, each building on the skills already learned. Each session is preceded by a 45-60 minute practice session that covers 2-camera setup, kit contents and how to wind bobbins before class.

Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Registration Fee: $75
Kit: $75 All supplies are available in a kit OR you can use your own bobbin lace tools.

Note: If current sessions are full, please fill out this form.

Workshop Dates: 4 Sundays – October 30, November 6, 13, 20, 2022
Workshop Time: 9:30 am – 12:45 pm PDT / PST
Practice for this session: Sunday, October 23, 2022 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am PDT
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Workshop Dates: 4 Wednesdays – November 2, 9, 16, 30, 2022 (skip Thanksgiving week)
Workshop Time: 9:00 am – 12:15 pm PDT / PST
Practice for this session: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 9:00 am – 10:00 am PDT
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If you have the time but not the funds to pursue the heritage art of making your own lace with bobbins and threads, here is a solution.

The Lace Museum is offering one scholarship for supplies per Introduction to Bobbin Lace online workshop session. To apply for the scholarship, write a paragraph (250 words or less) explaining why you would like to learn this skill and email it to lacemuseum@gmail.com.

Internet connection is necessary for the workshop.


Skill Building Workshops for Bobbin Lace

Instructor: Karen Thompson

Course Description: A 2-session Just Beyond the Basics class and eight or more mostly 1-session Skill Building classes in Torchon lace follow the 12-Hour Introduction to Bobbin Lace. Different skills or different combinations of techniques are taught in each class.

Level: Continuing Beginner

Detailed Descriptions and Currently Available Dates:  Click Here