Workshop: “Falling Leaves”
Date: October 2017
Course and materials fee: $130.00 + $6.00 – 10.00 (depending on project)
Level: Beginners / Intermediate
Beginner level – no previous lace experience necessary
Intermediate – basic experience with wire lace or previous lacemaking experience in fibre (familiarity with basic stitches – braid, picots, cloth and whole stitch)
Instruction will cover:
Beginner Level – Getting to know tools and materials, winding bobbins, basic stitches: plait, half stitch, cloth stitch, finishing
Intermediate Level – Exploring colour in half stitch design
Class project: Wire Lace Leave Pendant – simple half stitch leaf
Autumn brings the best lace designs offered by nature – trees are undressing to show off their petticoats, leaves reveal their lacy skeletons and splendid cobwebs, defying wind, rain and brooms, embelish the world with the finest lace ever… It is an invitation to all lacemakers to present their skills with bobbins and needles and express their creativity. This “Falling Leaves” workshop is open to lacemakers of all levels – beginners will learn the basics in a simple leaf design; more experienced lacemakers can explore use of colour in simple leaf design or learn making guipure lace in wire. Falling leaf motif is a great theme for lace novices and experts alike: one can never go too wild with fall colours, and never has to worry about perfection. A falling leaf, is after all, a falling leaf… a little bit eaten here, a little bit beaten there, but flying and dancing happily – just as it is.
Beginners – student’s lacemaking kit (pillow, 6 pairs of bobbins, pins) will be provided for each beginner in the class, and available for purchase after the workshop
Intermediate – bring your own lacemaking pillow (cookie or bolster) and 12 pairs of bobbins. Special bobbins for wire will be available in class – please let me know in advance if you need to borrow or buy any tools.
Material: enamelled copper wire 0.2mm (AWG32) – bring your own or available in class
Information and registration:
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