Bobbin Lace in Wire #14

Workshop: “Hummingbird”

Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017, 10:30am – 5:30pm
Location: Ocean Park Community Hall, 1577 128th Street, Surrey, BC

Welcome the new season with a project that is full of summer joy – flowers opening their colourful petals and offering divine nectar to the graceful hummingbirds… Sitting still and observing rituals of plants and animals brings peace and a sense of connection to a magical natural world that many of us,city dwellers, so often forget. Those precious summertime moments have always inspired artists and artisans to create something special and to share it with others. For the aboriginal peoples of the ancient Turtle Island, the hummingbird symbolized compassion and perseverance, and has become a part of many myths.
Our hummingbird design holds a moment in time, using colourfull wire and beads and simple bobbin lace stitches. Finished either as a pendant or an art object, the Hummingbird makes a great summer keepsake or a special gift.
Let the hummingbird carry your soul and guide your hands – follow and enjoy creative nectars of summer!

Skills Requirements: basic experience with wire lace  (any previous New School of Lace workshops or courses) or previous lacemaking experience in fibre (familiarity with plaits and leaf tallies) is required.

Instruction will cover: Half stitch and leaf tallies in bobbin lace; finishing lace as jewellery or art object

Material: enamelled copper wire 0.2mm (AWG32) in colours and glass beads
Bring your own lacemaking pillow (any kind, suitable for small projects) and 9 pairs of bobbins for wire lace  (Lenka’s Bobbind for Wire Lace – fine or medium),  crochet hook size 10-12,jeweller’s cutters, fine nose and round nose pliers, paper scissors, note book.

Workshop fee: $120 + $9 for materials

Registration deadline: June 2, 2017
Contact Lenka at  778 . 288 . 0720  or by e-mail at  laceaway  at  gmail  dot  com
Please send a request and I will e-mail  registration form to you.

Payment method:  Cash, cheque, VISA, MasterCard and AMEX

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