New School of Lace Newsletter – Winter 2017

New year is here, and it is ours to fill with love and lace!

If we had our normal winter weather (where is rain when we need it?), the classes would have already started. Now we have to wait till the next week. On a positive side, the snow and ice awakened a wonder of nature dressed in sparkling crystals, just in time for designing the project for a “Sparkle!” workshop. Come and join us for this splendidly creative event on Saturday, January 14, in Ocean Park!

“Sparkle!” workshop – beginners welcome!


Inspired by winter sky and earth, “Sparkle!” intensive workshop follows twinkle of stars and frozen crystals to discover lace patterns in our worlds, close and far, and find in them inspiration for creative expression. Lace is an open weave technique with and hen it is made in wire, it becomes a plastic art.

“Sparkle 2017!” opens door to an amazing world of 3-D lace in wire. Instruction is designed for beginners as well as lacemakers who have previous experience in bobbin lace in wire, especially those interested in to creating their own designs. Lacemakers will have the opportunity to learn how to convert a simple braid pattern into a miniature sculpture. Instruction will also cover beading and finishing the piece as wearable art or decorative ornament.

One lace pattern will be finished in two different shapes to demonstrate the potential of spacial lace design. Creative variation on the sparkle theme will be encouraged!

Pre-requisite: The workshop is suitable for complete beginners, but lacemakers with experience will not be bored, I promise!

Instruction will cover: Basic stitches; braids, picots, beaded gimp,  finishing lace as wearable art.

Class project: Helix and Hoop Earrings with crystals


Bring your own lacemaking pillow (cookie or bolster) and 6 pairs of bobbins (Medium of Fine). Student kits will be available in class for beginners –  please let me know in advance if you need to borrow or buy any tools.

Material:  coloured copper wire 0.2mm (AWG32) and 0.7mm, crystals 3-4mm, seed beads – bring your own or available in class

Workshop fee:  $125 + $10 for materials

Information and registration:

Contact Lenka at  778 . 288 . 0720  or by replying to this e-mail
Please send a request and I will e-mail  registration form to you.

Payment method:  Cash, cheque, or credit cards

Wire Lacework ManualNew year brings good news to lacemakers who can’t make it to the New School of Lace workshops or classes. A wire lace manual, that’s been in progress for a very long time, has been finally finished and released.

It is called “Wire Lacework: Lenka’s Introduction for Bobbin Lace in Wire”, and is available in my etsy shop as an Instant PDF download. To promote the launch, I am offering 10% discount to lacemakers who purchase the manual before January 31st. (Discount code: LACE2017 ) To find out more, and to buy the manual, please visit my shop, WireLaceSupplies on Etsy.

More lace events are planned in the next four moths, some for complete beginners, some for lacemakers with experience, and some for everybody.

Winter 2017 Schedule



Please contact me by e-mail or by phone at 778.288.0720 for more information

Happy lacemaking to everybody, keep your bobbins clicking, your fingers dancing and your heart singing!