New School of Lace – December 2016

New School of Lace – December 2016

New School of LaceOur November workshop was full of stars and brought colours and shine to lighten up the fall grays. It was great to see many enthusiastic lacemakers working on their lacemaking pillows, weaving delicate plaited lace ornaments with braids, picots and tallies. Those stars will brighten the Christmas season, and awaken memories of old traditions of handmade ornaments. And they are truly different, because they were made with love and dedication –  just for the joy of making, and giving and sharing…

New School of Lace weekly classes are still continuing into mid-December, and then we can sit down and look back at the year and cherish all the lace we made. And there was lots of it and many events, fifteen workshops and almost a hundred classses full of lace, creativity and good times.

Well done, lacemakers, thank you!

Of course, we are already preparing workshops for the next year, so here is the list of confirmed events for 2017.


January 14 (Saturday)  10:30am – 5:30pm One day workshop “Sparkle!”
Wire lace earrings or hanging art object (Beginner & Intermediate Level)
Ocean Park Community Hall, South Surrey, BC

February 18 (Saturday)  10:30am – 5:30pm One day workshop “Two Hearts Are More Than One” wire lace pendant or hanging art object (Intermediate level)
Ocean Park Community Hall, South Surrey, BC

March 17 & 18 (Friday & Saturday) the 9th annual FibresWest, creative fibre event for all ages. Wire Lace Supplies sales and New School of Lace display.
Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds, Surrey, BC

March 18 (Saturday)  9:30am – 5:00pm   One day workshop – “Wire Lace Easter Eggs”Unique handmade decorations from wire and beads  (Beginners & Intermediate Level)
Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds, Surrey, BC

April 22 (Saturday) 10am – 12noon  Metal Lace – Past, Present and Future – slide show talk

Join well-known lace maker, Lenka Suchanek, for a talk and slide show showcasing lacemaking with gold and silver and its potential for contemporary art and design.

Surrey Museum, Surrey, BC

April 22 (Saturday) 1 – 4:00pm Needle Lace Pendant: Spring Blossoms  Workshop (Beginners)

Open the door to the world of lace in a fun and engaging way as you learn to make delicate, contemporary needle lace using wire and beads. 

Surrey Museum, Surrey, BC

April 25 (Tuesday) 1:00 – 4:00pm BC Lace Getaway – Workshop TesseLace (Intermediate Level)
Wire Lace Supplies sale


Beginners – Intermediate – Advanced – Master Classes in various techniques.

Weekly classes are ideal for continuous learning, which is the best form for beginners as well as experienced lacemakers. Small classes (3 people maximum) offer individualized instruction and support for all levels of learning. They are all designed with an aim to equip lacemakers with sound working habits and solid skills, so they can enjoy lacemaking and take pride in their work. The classes are also fun, because there is nothing better that sharing successes and mistakes with like-minded creative people.

Currently running classes

Torchon  lace  in fibre – beginners
Torchon lace in fibre – intermediate
Bucks Point lace in fibre – mixed level
Bobbin Lace in Wire – beginners
Bobbin Lace in Wire – Intermediate
Lace Design in fibre and wire – on demand

New School of Lace offers customized instruction for groups and individuals, in all techniques (wire and fibre) and design. Feel free to contact me to discuss your ideas and I will work with you to accommodate your requirements by setting up a class or workshop just for your needs. If you have any questions about the workshops, and/or to register, please contact me by e-mail at laceaway@gmail  dot com or by phone at 778.288.0720

There is nothing better than lacemaking for long winter nights!


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