Posted on June 21, 2017
On the first day of summer – make a lace wish and a lace promise to celebrate the gifts of summer in a lacy way
Coordinate with your friends to make lace together somewhere in public space to show, share and attract more lacemakers
Celebrate our young country’s small but vibrant lacemaking community! Connect with your lace friends accross the land and share your Canadian lace theme patterns and ideas.
I have waited 8 months for good weather to make some more of my signature cookie pillows. Pillows are filled with fine sawdust (in my backyard 😉 and are perfect for wire lacemaking with long pins and large picot pins. They can be used for fibre lace as well. The pillows come in various sizes, from 16 – 22″ inches in diameter, in a price range $105-145. If you need one, please let me know. Also, new Lenka’s Medium Bobbins for Wire Lace are in stock and will be added to my Wire Lace Supplies shop on Etsy soon. While visiting the shop, have a look at the Pattens and Tutorials and see if any of them could inspire your summer lacemaking projects 🙂
Join us for a workshop with a truly summer theme and learn how to preserve a delicate hummingbird flight in a delicate lace form. Make the Hummingbird pendants for your friends to share and spread your love for the craft of lace.
If you have not heard about the lace|heart|art – 1st International Challenge and Online Exhibition of Handmade Lace in Colour, visit our website https://lenkas.com/laceheartart/to find out all about it! Since lauching our new project on May 14th, we have received a huge response from international lace community (7000 views on Lace.Heart.Art facebook page, and counting!)
There will be no workshop in August, but we should work on the Bookmark Project, to have some samples ready for Back to School. If you are interested in participating, please let me know and I will keep you posted.
ONGOING CLASSES IN FIBRE AND WIRE LACE are continuing in my studio through summer months and there is always space for more lace instruction.
New School of Lace also offers customized instruction for groups and individuals, in all techniques (wire and fibre) and design. Feel free to contact me to discuss your ideas; I will be happy 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 us by e-mail at laceaway @ gmail dot com or by phone at 778 . 288 . 0720
Happy summer lacemaking!
Posted on June 6, 2017
New School of Lace is pleased to announce a launch of the ‘lace | heart | art’ – 1st international challenge and online exhibition of handmade bobbin lace in colour.
Our new project offers one simple heart pattern and invites lacemakers around the world to fill it with colours and love.
We welcome everybody, and especially young lacemakers, to participate, get inspired and transform our first heart pattern into original lace art.
In the inaugural edition, we offer one pattern that can be worked in fibre as well as wire medium. Our lace|heart|art pattern #1 is open to interpretation, and lacemakers are encouraged to fill the given pattern with colours of their choice. The heart design is open ended, and the trail can be finished in many imaginative ways.
The pattern, and the whole challenge, follows the New School of Lace principles of respecting the tradition and encouraging creativity in the field of handmade lace.
Learn more about the ‘lace|heart|art challenge’ and share the news with your lace friends!