New School of Lace was established in 2014 in community of South Surrey, British Columbia. Main goal of the school is to promote interest in traditional craft of handmade lace through teaching, lecturing and exhibiting lace art. Word ‘new’ in the school’s name refers not only to the event of spreading five hundred years old European craft to the New World, but also points out unique potential of lacemaking to evolve and open new horizons for creative activity.
School’s founder Lenka Suchanek – lacemaker, lace artist and lace teacher – has devoted more than thirty years to preserving fine craft of handmade lace and is passionate about keeping lacemaking alive in families and communities, for generations to come. She envision fine craft of lace as a part of modern life, capable to carry on the Renaissance ideal of beauty and harmony.
School’s goal to contribute to wellbeing of a sustainable community is reflected in the programs that fulfill current needs, inspire possibilities and create potential for future.