Creative Spring in Ocean Park

Spring is here and it brings joy of colours, fresh breeze, warm sunshine and an abundance of energy and creative ideas!

Way of Lace and New School of Lace are collaborating to present original lace art to the Ocean Park community and are inviting neighbours, friends, friends of friends, art connoisseurs and lace lovers to an informal afternoon exhibition with a title “Creative Spring in Ocean Park”. The show is concurrent with lacemaking workshop “Spring Blossoms – Apples, Quinces, Sakuras…” in which new lacemakers will create as much as beauty as the tree branches in our neighbourhood – in a traditional needle lace technique, one stitch and one bud at a time…

Also, we are pleased to introduce work of another lacemaker and fashion designer – Iva Kolotelo. Iva learned lacemaking with Lenka long time ago, and have incorporated some of her wire lace designs into accessories and objects she creates. Her main body of work, though, is a very unique up-cycled fashion, and she will present her Green Art Collection in our spring show in Ocean Park.

Join us to welcome the first day of spring with us, with art and with style!

creative spring in Ocean Park

Spring Blossoms, followed by Leaves

Registration is open for two upcoming workshops – one in needle lace in wire and one in bobbin lace in wire. The first one takes place on vernal equinox, and will be all about spring and blossoms… and love inspired creativity of course! Learn how to make delicate needle lace jewellery with beaded flowers in the workshop that is suitable for complete beginners as well as lacemakers with wire lace experience. The class project will lead students through all steps they need to know to create pendants of their own design – in colour variations of apple, quince or sakura blossoms. These pendants are lovely to wear and even better to share and give in a spirit of spring celebrations…spring blossoms - needle lace jewellery

Spring Blossoms – apples, quinces, sakuras – Needle Lace Jewellery #4


April workshop will follow the spring theme with leaves motif and will be in bobbin lace in wire. Leaves are a prominent design element in bobbin lace and some of them, especially the tallies, can pose challenge to new lacemakers. In wire lace, exploring foliage is exciting, because it is so much easier that negotiating tallies in thread. Lacemakers can have fun and create beautiful leaves of all shapes. In this workshop, focus will be on leaf tallies, plaited leaves and cloth-stitch leaves, that will grow along the way to create a wearable garland.

This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as experienced lacemakers, especially those who want to overcome lacemaker’s  leaf-phobia, and see that they can become prolific leaf growers.

Spring growth – leaves. leaves and more leaves! – Bobbin Lace in Wire #3