Introduction to Bobbin Lace Making
February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lace Trunk Show and Introduction to Bobbin Lace Making
February, 12th, 1:00-4:00 pm $35
Join the lace ladies, Katherine Dunlevey and Sue Ingrassia, while walking through lace history and exploring different types of lace.
After an introduction to lace and lace-making, create a bobbin lace fish that can be used as a bookmark, hair barrette, or key ring fob. The lace fish will introduce the cross and twist used to make two basic lace stitches.
Supply fee: $5 paid to the instructor. Please bring cash.
History of Bobbin Lace
Bobbin lace evolved from passementerie or braid-making in 16th-century Italy. The threads were wound on bobbins (short wooden sticks) which were crossed and twisted to create a design using pins to hold them in place. As a result, a fine open fabric was created which was usually used to trim garments. The most important lace-making centers were established in Italy, France, and Flanders. During the Trunk Show learn how lace spread throughout Europe and the women behind this lovely work.