Lace Heart Art

New School of Lace is pleased to announce a launch of the ‘lace | heart | art’ – 1st international challenge and online exhibition of handmade bobbin lace in colour.

Our new project offers one simple heart pattern and invites lacemakers around the world to fill it with colours and love.

We welcome everybody, and especially young lacemakers,  to participate, get inspired and transform our first heart pattern into original lace art.

In the inaugural edition, we offer one pattern that can be worked in fibre as well as wire medium. Our lace|heart|art pattern #1 is open to interpretation, and lacemakers are encouraged to fill the given pattern with colours of their choice. The heart design is open ended, and the trail can be finished in many imaginative ways.
The pattern, and the whole challenge, follows the New School of Lace principles of respecting the tradition and encouraging creativity in the field of handmade lace.

Learn more about the ‘lace|heart|art challenge’ and share the news with your lace friends!

2015 Schedule Update

New courses started already and workshops are scheduled for January, February and March… The list of activities is growing, and the ideas are shaping for the future. To accommodate the growth, I have reworked the website and gave New School of Lace bigger and better organized space, so all the information will be easier to find. Have a browse, and please let me know if you experience any difficulties with navigation.

Maybe you will get inspired to sign up for a class or two 🙂

 

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.