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Introduction to Bobbin Lace

4-Session Daytime Studio Arts Course

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 10:30 a.m. to Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 1:30 p.m. ET
Upcoming Session:
Code: 1V00SE
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Materials for this program

  1. Supply List

By Karen Thompson 

Handmade bobbin lace, which has been around since the 16th century, is a type of off-loom weaving created atop a “lace pillow” with threads wound on bobbins. Though it might look complicated, all bobbin lace is made with two moves, with four bobbins at a time. Learn the basics of bobbin lacemaking, from winding the bobbins to making four small lace projects, in this introductory class. Colored threads are used to make it easier to see what is happening.

Supplies can be purchased as a kit from the Lace Museum for $135.00 (including shipping) within the Continental U.S. See supply list for details. Please place your order no later than one week prior to the first class. To help with the online interaction, the class size is limited to 7 participants.

This class will be recorded.  Please see our FAQ for recording terms and conditions.

Other Information

  • The instructor is Karen Thompson.
  • 4 sessions, 3 hours each
  • This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction.

Patron Information

  • If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group.
  • Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program.
  • Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org.
  • Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance.
  • View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom.
This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.