Class Schedule

2018

Living Lace

World Lace Congress

Brugges, Belgium

August 13-16, 2018

worldlacecongressbrugge2018.be

 

‘Ebb’n’Flow

Walford Mill Crafts

Wimborne, Dorset

England

September 22-23, 2018

www.walfordmillcrafts.co.uk

 

GO CREATE

Kentucky, New South Wales

Australia

September 28-29-30 2018

www.gocreatenewengland.com

 

Annual Lace Conference

Australian Lace Guild

Tasmania, Australia

October 7-12, 2018

australianlaceguild.com.au

 

Society Workshop

New Zealand Lace Society

Wellington, New Zealand

November, 2018

lace.org.nz

2017

IOLI Convention

International Organization of Lace Inc.

Liberty Lacers

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

July 17-21, 2017

internationalorganizationof laceinc.org

 

Ithaca Lace Day and Conference

Finger Lakes Lace Guild

Ithaca, New York, USA

October 7-9, 2017

fingerlakeslaceguild.org

 

2016

May 7-8

“Wire Bobbin Lace for Contemp­o­­­rary & Traditional Lace Makers”

Bristol Lace Group, Bristol, England

Skill level: Basic bobbin lace skills are required (plaits, cloth stitch and basic torchon ground) but no prior wire working experience is necessary. 

Although Lauran is a contemporary lace maker and will concentrate primarily on contemporary bobbin lace, the techniques, covered in the class, would benefit the traditional lace maker who wishes to make traditional pieces using wire. These techniques can also be used for larger dimensional sculptural pieces although she will cover small-scale jewelry applications.  Lauran will explore two important aspects; focusing on the special methods of working with wire will help the student understand the structural integrity inherent to metal and its potential for dimensional design, emphasis on proper tensioning and the technique of working the wire around the pins, in a systematic manner to achieve precise stitches will be covered in detail. Additional she will cover methods for making all those wire ends “disappear”.

Covered in Workshop:

  • Smooth starts and finishes: techniques for making all those wires ends
  • disappear;
  • Even tensioning and accurate procedure in handling bobbins for ground,
  • tallies and cloth stitch;
  • Sizes/ Gauges of wire for different effects and grid sizes;
  • Properties of different kinds of wire: copper, brass, steel, silver and gold and their uses in bobbin lace;
  • Proper ways of “ironing” wire to maintain its strength;
  • Thinking three dimensionally.

Patterns: 

  • will be provided

Supply list:

  • Pillow: firmest one you own, size or type doesn’t matter;
  • Pins: largest ones you have;
  • Magnifier: Best would be hands free, visor type. (We will be analyzing the structure closely);
  • Scissors: Two pair: one for cutting paper and an old pair for cutting wire;
  • Note book: to take notes;
  • Ruler;
  • Pin puller.

 

May 20-22

“Wire Bobbin Lace for Contemp­o­­­rary & Traditional Lace Makers”

98 Group, Knuston Hall, Northamptonshire, England

Skill level: Basic bobbin lace skills are required (plaits, cloth stitch and basic torchon ground) but no prior wire working experience is necessary. 

Although Lauran is a contemporary lace maker and will concentrate primarily on contemporary bobbin lace, the techniques, covered in the class, would benefit the traditional lace maker who wishes to make traditional pieces using wire. These techniques can also be used for larger dimensional sculptural pieces although she will cover small-scale jewelry applications.  Lauran will explore two important aspects; focusing on the special methods of working with wire will help the student understand the structural integrity inherent to metal and its potential for dimensional design, emphasis on proper tensioning and the technique of working the wire around the pins, in a systematic manner to achieve precise stitches will be covered in detail. Additional she will cover methods for making all those wire ends “disappear”.

Covered in Workshop:

  • Smooth starts and finishes: techniques for making all those wires ends
  • disappear;
  • Even tensioning and accurate procedure in handling bobbins for ground,
  • tallies and cloth stitch;
  • Sizes/ Gauges of wire for different effects and grid sizes;
  • Properties of different kinds of wire: copper, brass, steel, silver and gold and their uses in bobbin lace;
  • Proper ways of “ironing” wire to maintain its strength;
  • Thinking three dimensionally.

Patterns: 

  • will be provided

Supply list:

  • Pillow: firmest one you own, size or type doesn’t matter;
  • Pins: largest ones you have;
  • Magnifier: Best would be hands free, visor type. (We will be analyzing the structure closely);
  • Scissors: Two pair: one for cutting paper and an old pair for cutting wire;
  • Note book: to take notes;
  • Ruler;
  • Pin puller.

 

2014

September 10, 11 & 12, 2014

“Wire Bobbin Lace for Contemp­o­­­rary & Traditional Lace Makers”

Organized by The Lace Society for its members ( non-members are welcome to apply but a small additional  fee will apply)

thelacesociety@gmail.com

Waddesdon Manor Educational Center
Waddesdon Manor
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
England

 

August 4-8

“Wire Lace for Contemporary & Traditional Lace Makers”

Sponsored by the International Organization of Lace, Inc.
ioli.convregistrar@gmail.com
Sacramento, CA
USA

 

October 11-13

“Wire Lace for Contemporary & Traditional Lace Makers”

Sponsored by the Finger Lakes Lace Guild
vsblace@twcny.rr.com
34th Annual Ithaca Lace Day and Conference
Ithaca, NY
USA

 

2013

June 8-9 2013

“Wire Bobbin Lace” Class For Both Contemporary and Traditional Lace Making (Sponsored by The Lace Society)

PROJECT: Wire bobbin Lace Brooch

Wooton Wawen, England (near Stratford upon Avon)

  •  Special wire bobbins will be provided for students to use in the class
  • (Bobbins will be prewound by Lauran)
  • Wire will be provided
  • Students should bring pillows and pins

COVERED IN WORKSHOP

  • Smooth starts and finishes: techniques for making all those wire ends “disappear”.
  • Even tensioning for ground, tallies and cloth stitch.
  • Sizes/Gauges of wire for different effects and grid sizes.
  • Properties of different kinds of wire: copper, brass, steel, silver and gold
  • Proper ways of “ironing” wire lace.
  • Ways to take advantage of the structural possibilities of wire to produce self supporting pieces.

 

Contact: Lauran Sundin at info@lauransundin.com