Convenor:Janet France 01444-413159 email@example.com
Venue: Fortnightly for 2 hours (10.00 - 12.00) on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each
month at the Presentation Church Hall, off New England Road, Haywards Heath.
This venue provides good airy light space, and a kitchen, so group members can make
Making lace in all its forms is a craft (and can be an art) which has been practised
in many parts of the world, using different techniques and materials, since ancient
times. It has a particularly strong connection to Europe.
This course is an introduction to bobbin lace making, as practised in England over
the past 300+ years. The Convenor and Leader/Tutor are experienced practitioners,
each with over 40 years of lace making under their belts.
The sessions introduce students to Torchon lace techniques, and students will be
moved on, at their own pace, to different patterns to suit them - resulting in being
able to make simple items initially, such as bookmarks, but moving on to more complicated
patterns as confidence grows, but always at the learner’s own pace.
On arrival, students will be provided with a loan pack of equipment - a pillow with
cover cloth, 12 pairs of bobbins, pins, and a bobbin holder: initially, threads
will also be provided. As a student progresses, and wishes to purchase their own
equipment, relevant information and advice will be given.
There is currently space for up to 4 more people in this group, and new students
can be started on their lace-making journey at any time.