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.
Special Program Information
- The instructor is Karen Thompson.
- This program includes 4 sessions, 3 hours each.
- UPDATE: Registration will close for this program at 10:30 a.m. ET on Monday, April 17, 2023 to assist with shipping supplies to participants ahead of the program.
- This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction online.
- All Studio Arts programs require an online ticket for each participant so that the instructor can provide individual attention to every student registered for the online program.
- This program will be recorded. Please see our FAQ for recording terms and conditions.
- Please refer to the "Materials for this program" section for any applicable supply list information and/or special documents for this program.
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