Bucks Point Lace
Tutor: Louise WestCourse Code: 4721-01


This is a weekend course focusing on Bucks Point lace, both geometric and floral techniques, with individual tuition to work on your own project, or start something new. The option of designing or adapting patterns is also available, and the pattern can be supplied before the course by contacting the tutor. Throughout the weekend teaching will be through individual learning and group demonstrations of techniques as appropriate.


Lacemakers who want to try Bucks point for the first time will learn the techniques to get started in the geometric patterns, while more advanced and experienced lacemakers will receive individual guidance to improve advanced techniques in floral designs. Anyone feeling more adventurous can start designing their own pattern with Louise’s teaching and guidance.

(This course was originally scheduled to run as 1821-02 7-9 May 2021 - postponed because of the pandemic.)

Please bring with you

Lace pillow, bobbins, pins, cover cloths, scissors, thread suitable for pattern, pattern/book that pattern is in, glasses/magnifier (if needed), comfortable clothing for sitting.
For designing – tracing paper, pencil, rubber, 0.1mm waterproof fine liner pen, any inspiration – eg photos of simple flowers, patterns that you want to adapt for a different purpose.

The following items can be purchased from your tutor

Ready to work patterns will be available, all individually priced.
Finca threads, at RRP (only white, if different colour needed please contact to order)


This course is suitable for all levels in Bucks Point including lacemakers new to Bucks.

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD


Louise West

Louise West

Louise has a wide range of experience in bobbin lacemaking, acquired over more than 25 years, including an MA in contemporary lace, and has made lace for Danish Royalty and National Trust. She regularly travels to teach overseas and throughout the UK, specialising in Bedfordshire and Bucks point lace, and has had designs published throughout the world. In 2018 Louise developed the Laser cutting process to produce accurate ‘ready to work’ lace patterns which now sell worldwide.

26th to 28th Nov 2021
Friday to Sunday


4pm onwardsresidents may check in
7.45pmNon-residents arrive
8-9.30pmTeaching session
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
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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