2nd lace|heart|art Challenge

We are pleased to present the 2nd lace|heart|art Challenge and Online Exhibition of Handmade Bobbin Lace in Colour, dedicated to memory of Barbara Jean Jones.

In 2019 edition, a theme of the giving heart is symbolized with a bouquet of flowers.
Simple lace tape outlines the heart shape. Flowers grow from the bottom of the heart and blossom with love. They are wrapped with a bow and offered as a gift, with joy and gratitude for creativity, lace and life.

While the simple heart outline is provided, the blossoms are open to creative interpretation. We invite all lacemakers to fill the pattern with colours and textures, and create truly original flower arrangements. Simple or elaborate, we will accept all heart bouquets, and include them in our celebration.

Read more about the 2nd lace|heart|art challenge and download a complete kit, with a free pattern and working instruction for fibre as well as wire media.
We encourage everybody to try both materials and explore their colour potential.

If you have not participated in the previous edition, you can read the Story of Barb’s Heart and view the 1st lace|heart|art Online Exhibition 2018  with sixty beautiful lace hearts from all over the world.

We are looking forward to receiving your lace|heart|art #2 entries before February 14th, 2019!

lace|heart|art team
Wendy MacKinnon, Lenka Suchanek, Pat Wrigley
Surrey, BC, Canada

 

Register for May Workshop

Registration deadline: Thursday, March 22, 2018

“Old Tree” Workshop is open to wire as well as fibre lacemakers!
Join us and see how you can turn a simple torchon pattern in original lace art!

More information and registration.

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