Lace Art Show and Workshop

Treat yourself to a double lace event on Valentine’s Day!

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Bobbin Lace in Wire Workshop #2 concurrent with a Lace Art Show will offer a special opportunity for students to see and learn from displayed lace art. Objets d’art – metal lace wall art, sculpture and wearable art – will offer an insight to possibilities of wire medium in handmade lace and motivate students to further their skills and free their imagination.

Lace Art Show is open to lacemakers, lace lovers, neighbours and friends from 11am to 4pm.
Bring your Valentine!

 

 

 

 

‘It’s OK to be a snail!’

A new workshop for new lacemakers – designed with love and understanding, how difficult it can be to leave a comfort zone and start something new… such as lacemaking with wire. I remember clearly my excitement and fear many years ago, when I left the shore of the Old World and its beautiful, delicate fibre laces and ventured into unknown territory in life and lace. I also remember that the beginnings were sometimes hard and frustrating. I am happy to share things that learned along the way and I strive to present them gradually, in accessible and enjoyable form. Slowly, one stitch at a time – because lacemaking nowadays really is about the process. I look forward sharing the joy of creative lace with some of you in Ocean Park!

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Needle Lace in Silver

Intensive Workshop for Beginners

needle lace in silver pendant 2

This workshop introduces needle lace with silver wire, and covers working with fine wire, creating simple stitches, adding beads and finishing. Students also learn about different grades of silver wire; how to choose beads and semi-precious stones compatible with silver; how to clean and care for delicate silver lace pieces.
Class project: Needle lace pendant in silver with seed beads and clear quartz crystal pendulum.

One intensive session – 7 hrs of instruction.

Pre-requisite: Needle lace workshop in copper or stainless steel is recommended, or previous experience working with silver wire, such as knitting, crochet, wire wrapping or jewellery making.

Location: SOUTH SURREY ARTS CENTRE
14601 20 Ave, Surrey, BC

Sunday,  Nov 30, 2014, 9:30 am – 4:30pm

Workshop fee: $105.00
Material cost: $30.00 (silver wire, frame, findings, seed beads, quartz crystal bead, printed instructions)

Tools: Bring if you have following, but everything will be available in the classroom:

  • bolster or honiton style pillow recommended (bolster pillow available for $95.00 – let me know, if you need one)
  • wire cutters, long nose pliers, round nose pliers (jeweller’s size)
  • medium size pins, and few long pins

Registration:  By phone at 778 288 o72o  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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Needle Lace in Stainless Steel

Intensive Workshop for Beginners

Needle Lace in Steel - Level I

This workshop introduces needle lacemaking with stainless steel wire and covers basic steps of handling wire, using basic stitches (single, double, underlined and bars), adding beads and finishing. Two designs to choose from; both can be finished as pendants.

One intensive session – 8 hrs of instruction.

Pre-requisite: Needle Lace in Copper Wire workshop is helpful, but not necessary

Location: SOUTH SURREY ARTS CENTRE
14601 20 Ave, Surrey, BC

Sunday,  Nov 2nd, 9:30 am – 5:30pm

Cost: $120.00
Materials: $10.00 (stainless steel wire, 2 stainless steel frames, swarovski crystals + printed instructions)

Tools: Bring if you have following, but everything will be available in the classroom:

  • bolster or honiton style pillow recommended (bolster pillow available for $95.00 – let me know, if you need one)
  • wire cutters, long nose pliers (jeweller’s size)
  • medium size pins, and a few long pins

 

Registration:

By phone at 778 288 o72o
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


  • Next Workshop:  Needle Lace in Wire for Beginners – Silver

Sunday,  Nov 30th, 9:30 am – 5:30pm
Location: South Surrey Arts Centre

Cost: $120.00

Materials: TBA

Lacemaking Workshops – Fall 2014

Series of three intensive workshops for beginners to introduce needle lace technique in wire – copper, stainless steel and silver. Instruction will cover basic stitches, building patterns, working with different wires and finishing. Main goal of the series is to equip lacemakers with skill and understanding of small scale needle lace techniques, so they can create their own designs and make lace jewellery or delicate lace art.

Needle Lace in Copper Wire – Oct 5th
Needle Lace in Stainless Steel Wire – Nov 2nd
Needle Lace in Silver Wire – Nov 30th


 

  • Needle Lace in Wire for Beginners – COPPER

needle lace sampler IThis workshop introduces needle lacemaking in copper wire and explains how to build patterns from basic stitches, within and without a frame.

One intensive session – 8 hrs of instruction.

Pre-requisite: None

Location: SOUTH SURREY ARTS CENTRE
14601 20 Ave, Surrey, BC

Sunday,  Oct 5th, 9:30 am – 5:30pm

Cost: $120.00
Materials: included

Tools: Bolster or Honiton style pillow recommended : $95.00 or bring your own

Registration:

By phone at 778 288 o72o
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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  • Needle Lace in Wire for Beginners – STAINLESS STEEL

This workshop introduces needle lacemaking with stainless steel wire and explains how to choose and adapt patterns to fit the medium, how to add beads or focal elements and how to finish pieces as wearable art.

One intensive session – 8 hrs of instruction.

Pre-requisite: Needle Lace in Copper Wire workshop is helpful, but not necessary

Location: SOUTH SURREY ARTS CENTRE
14601 20 Ave, Surrey, BC

Sunday,  Nov 2nd, 9:30 am – 5:30pm

Cost: $120.00
Materials: $10.00

Tools: Bolster or Honiton style pillow recommended : $95.00 or bring your own

Registration:

By phone at 778 288 o72o
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


  • Needle Lace in Wire for Beginners – Silver

This workshop introduces needle lacemaking in silver wire and explains how to select and adapt patterns to fit the medium, how to add beads or focal elements, how to finish pieces as wearable art, and how to care for fine silver lace jewellery.

One intensive session – 8 hrs of instruction.

Pre-requisite: Needle Lace Workshop in copper or stainless steel, or previous jewellery-making experience (wire crochet, wire wrapping, wire beadwork)

Location: SOUTH SURREY ARTS CENTRE
14601 20 Ave, Surrey, BC

Sunday,  Nov 30th, 9:30 am – 5:30pm

Cost: $120.00
Materials: TBA

Tools: Bolster or Honiton style pillow recommended : $95.00 or bring your own

Registration:

By phone at 778 288 o720
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

Lacemaking Courses – Fall 2014

lacemaking classesLevel I – Bobbin Lace for Beginners – Adults / Teens

4-6 sessions – 2.5hrs each; some homework is recommended

Introduction to handmade bobbin lace covers the first steps in lacemaking, that are surprisingly easy. Just two basic moves open door to endless variety of patterns! Gradual instruction accommodates thorough understanding and promotes acquisition of good lacemaking habits. Each lacemaker gets individual attention and instruction takes in account different learning styles. Topics covered in the first course include: introduction to lacemaking tools and materials, winding thread on bobbins, basic steps of cross and twist, basic stitches – – cloth stitch, half stitch, whole stitch; footside and headside; braids and picots.
Finished class project can be framed as a lace picture or a special Christmas greeting card.

Bobbin Lace for Beginners

Location 1 – SOUTH SURREY ARTS CENTRE  (14601 – 20 Ave) – in collaboration with Semiahmoo Arts

Mondays : Nov 10, 17, 24 and Dec 1st, 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Cost: $150.00

Materials: Included
Tools: Lacemaking pillow and bobbins : $150.00*

Location 2 – OCEAN PARK COMMUNITY HALL   (1577 – 128 St)

Thursdays ongoing  11:30am – 1:30pm

Cost: $26.00 per session

Material: Included
Tools: Lacemaking pillow and bobbins : $150.00*

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Registration:

By phone at 778 288 o72o

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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 Special Offer: 2 for 1

2 Generations Mixed Class – 2 for 1  ( Child + Adult )  Level I – Bobbin Lace for Beginners 

Lacemaking craft belongs to families, and is a lot of fun when shared and enjoyed together. This promotion is designed to encourage two generation double teams to take up lacemaking together: mother-daughter, grandma-granddaughter, aunt-niece,  or even friends and neighbours – as long as they are a generation apart. Even the equipment can be shared, or each team member can get own kit.

Let’s learn lacemaking together!

Introduction to handmade bobbin lace covers the first steps in lacemaking, that are surprisingly easy. Gradual instruction promotes thorough understanding and acquiring good lacemaking habits. Finished class project can be framed as a lace picture or a special Christmas greeting card.

5 sessions – 2 hrs each – total 10 hrs, some homework is recommended

Location – SOUTH SURREY ARTS CENTRE  (14601 – 20 Ave) – in collaboration with Semiahmoo Arts

Date & Time : TBA

Cost: $150.00   SPECIAL OFFER: 2 for 1 / $75.00 per person**

Materials: included
Tools: Lacemaking pillow and bobbins : $150.00*

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*Tools:

Lacemaking kit for beginners consist of lacemaking pillow, lacemaking bobbins, 2 cover cloths, pins, lacemaking thread, and a carry bag. All tools are good quality, imported from Europe or made locally. The pillow and bobbins will last and accommodate many lacemaking projects.

Payment for the tools is required with registration.

If you decide not to pursue lacemaking further after completing the first course, you can return the kit, and if it is in good condition, I will refund 80% of the original cost. That way, you just paid $30.00 rental fee for the equipment. I believe in fair trade and sustainability and I feel this arrangement promotes responsible use of resources.