Belgian and other European Laces
Tutor: Patricia BuryCourse Code: 0519-01

Summary

This course is suitable for experienced learners and those new to lace making who are able to work the basic stitches and want to learn the mysteries of the European laces. These include Brugge Bloemwerk, Flanders, Binche Parijse, Valenciennes, Chantilly, Idrija and Tonder. Many are taught with the aid of colour-coded diagrams.

Description

This course is suitable for learners with all levels of ability, from those with only knowledge of the basic stitches, to those wishing to work at an advanced level or learn the techniques of a new lace.  

The course aims to give lacemakers the confidence to try a different type of lace or gain more experience in their own favourites. 

Learners will be able to work Brugge bloemwerk, Flanders, Binche, Parijse, Valenciennes, Chantilly, Idrija, Tonder or Rosaline lace. Many of these laces are taught with colour-coded diagrams. Time will be given to joining Belgian laces and discussing how techniques vary between the laces on display.

Learners will be given patterns to enable them to continue their study after leaving the Abbey.

On booking, you will be sent a questionnaire to complete and return to Patricia prior to the start of the course.

Please bring with you

Essential items:
Lace Pillow
Bobbins
Pins
Pricking card
Threads
Elastic
Cover cloths

Desirable items (if you have them):
Fine coloured felt tip pens
Your own light and magnifying glass

The following items can be purchased from your tutor

Thread (if you do not have the correct thickness).

Level

This course is suitable for learners with experience, from those with only knowledge of the basic stitches, to those wishing to work at an advanced level or learn the techniques of a new lace.

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD

Tutor

Patricia Bury

Patricia began lace making in 1974, studying in England and various parts of Europe. She is a founder member of the Lace Guild and has been an assessor for the Guild. Her lace has been exhibited in Denmark, Belgium, France, Finland, Spain and Japan. She has been teaching since 1978.

1st to 3rd Feb 2019
Friday to Sunday

Timetable

Friday
4pm onwardsResidents may check in
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
7.30pmCoffee on arrival for non-residents
8pmWelcome and tutor introductions for all
8.15-9.30pmTeaching session
Saturday
From 7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30am-12.45pmTeaching session
12.45-1.45pmLunch for all
1.45-5.30pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
Sunday
From 7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30am-12.45pmTeaching Session
12.45-1.45pmLunch for all
1.45-3.15pmLast teaching session
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