Lace well done…

Season wrap-up wire lace workshop is coming on Saturday, June 27, 2015. It will harness the fresh summer energy to finish projects we started in previous workshops, to improve, strengthen and grow our skills and most of all, to release the creative potential locked in lace. Bring your unfinished projects in wire bobbin or needle lace with your questions about techniques and finishing, bring your finished projects to show and share with others, and of course, bring your ideas for future lace designs. Be ready for learning, brainstorming and fun!

Detailed information and registration

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Spring Growth – Leaves, leaves and more leaves

BLW3-poster April workshop follows the spring theme with leaf motif. Leaves have a special place in lace design. They are bold, prominent and quite beautiful. In fibre lace, the leaf tallies can be difficult to master, and because of that, they are often feared by new lacemakers. Wire medium is quite different, though, and suits perfectly to successful leaf-making.  Exploring foliage in wire lace is exciting, because the process is so much easier that negotiating tallies in thread. Lacemakers can relax, have fun and create beautiful leaves of all shapes. In this workshop, instruction will cover three kinds of leaves:  plaited leaves, leaf tallies and 3-pair leaves, as well as colour variations in leaf design and implementing leaf design in wearable lace jewellery.  With just two pairs of bobbins, lacemakers will create a seedling pendant, and add one more pair to start a vine that can grow into a necklace, bracelet or a garland ornament. This workshop is suitable for beginners, but is also open to experienced lacemakers, especially those who want to overcome lacemaker’s  leaf-phobia, and see that they can become happy and prolific leaf growers. Detailed information and registration

Spring Blossoms, followed by Leaves

Registration is open for two upcoming workshops – one in needle lace in wire and one in bobbin lace in wire. The first one takes place on vernal equinox, and will be all about spring and blossoms… and love inspired creativity of course! Learn how to make delicate needle lace jewellery with beaded flowers in the workshop that is suitable for complete beginners as well as lacemakers with wire lace experience. The class project will lead students through all steps they need to know to create pendants of their own design – in colour variations of apple, quince or sakura blossoms. These pendants are lovely to wear and even better to share and give in a spirit of spring celebrations…spring blossoms - needle lace jewellery

Spring Blossoms – apples, quinces, sakuras – Needle Lace Jewellery #4


 

April workshop will follow the spring theme with leaves motif and will be in bobbin lace in wire. Leaves are a prominent design element in bobbin lace and some of them, especially the tallies, can pose challenge to new lacemakers. In wire lace, exploring foliage is exciting, because it is so much easier that negotiating tallies in thread. Lacemakers can have fun and create beautiful leaves of all shapes. In this workshop, focus will be on leaf tallies, plaited leaves and cloth-stitch leaves, that will grow along the way to create a wearable garland.

This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as experienced lacemakers, especially those who want to overcome lacemaker’s  leaf-phobia, and see that they can become prolific leaf growers.

Spring growth – leaves. leaves and more leaves! – Bobbin Lace in Wire #3