Bobbin Lace in Wire #19

Workshop: “OLD TREE”
Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Time: 10:30am – 5:30pm
Location: Ocean Park Community Hall, 1577 128th Street, Surrey, BC

This workshop is special, because it is open to all lacemakers – those who work in fibre, as well as those who prefer wirework. A popular Old Tree pattern accommodates both materials, and offers unique opportunity to combine traditional, precise bobbin lace technique with free form fibre or wire sculpting. Come and see how you can turn a simple torchon pattern in original lace art!

If you have not heard about this pattern before, here is the beginning of its story:

I designed the “Old Tree” a long time ago, when I was young, aspiring lacemaker and designer. It was one of my first designs in Torchon lace. Because my lace skills were limited then, I was using other ways to complete the pictures, like a collage, beadwork, and lots of free form fibre art. I only knew how to make a tree crown in lace, so I braided the tree branches and trunk from the thread ends. The picture of the old, wise three became very popular and I made many of them. So many, actually, that I worried I will never do anything else. They were fun to make, and open to variations in texture and colours, but I just knew there is more in lace… and there was…

Intrigued? Come to hear the rest of the fairy tale, and see how you can turn a simple torchon pattern into your own original fibre or wire lace art!

Skills Requirements:  Basic torchon lace in fibre or wire
Instruction will cover: Torchon ground, fans, finishing lace as a unique picture
Material: fibre: cotton, linen or silk; wire: enamelled copper wire 0.2mm (AWG32)
Round or square lacemaking pillow is recommended
Bobbin winding instructions will be provided closer to the date.

Workshop fee: $120

Registration deadline: Thursday, March 23, 2018
Our regular workshop venue, the Ocean Park Community Hall is busy in May, so I have to confirm the booking soon. Please register as soon as possible.

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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