Bobbin Lace Making for Beginners - Newark Library - Adult Learning

Newark Library, Newark

Key details

Date -
Sessions Thursdays: 10am - 12pm
No. sessions 3
Venue Newark Library, Newark
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 12
Cost FREE - £18

About this course

Within this course you will start your story into Bobbin Lace Making, a heritage craft with rich and long history; dating from the 1500’s.  Within the course you gain experience of the equipment and look at different styles of Bobbin Lace from around the world.   

Over the course you learn the background of the stitches used in Bobbin Lace, and create samples which can be created into brooch or cards, to show off your craft skills. – suitable for all – no previous craft experience required 

If you have previous knowledge then the tutor will develop an individual plan that meets your aims to develop your lacemaking skills 

What will be covered on the course?   

  • Over the sessions there will be an introduction to the equipment of lacemaking and we will look at the two stitches of Bobbin Lace.  
  • You gain understanding of bring able to read a pattern and know how to do simple starts and finishers  
  • Each week we look at a bit of the rich history of lace in the world and some of the current lace artist and the development of Bobbin Lace in 21st Century.   

What will learners achieve by the end of the course? 

  • An Understanding of rich history of Lace and the progress of making lace which hasn’t change much it its history and how artist and makers use this technique now. 
  • Learners will also be introduced to stitches of Bobbin Lace. 

Equipment can be used in class from the tutor, but if learners have lacemaking equipment, please bring it along  

Booking your place and fee information

If you are in receipt of certain benefits you will be offered the course for free, however if you have a financial barrier which may prevent you from enrolling on the course  please visit our webpage for further information

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been living in England and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in England with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield 
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire

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