Bobbin Lacemaking Summer School, Pompi Parry, tutor
Dates: Sunday September 7 to Saturday September 13, 2014.
Shorter periods may be negotiated with the venue.
Venue: The Ammerdown Centre
Ammerdown Park, Radstock, Somerset England BA3 5SW
Only 12 miles from Bath.
A week of ‘lace indulgence’ which includes displays and more; held in a well appointed conference centre set in the beautiful grounds of an 18th century manor house which is still a family home.
This will be primarily a practial course teaching various lacemaking techniques, but displays, publications and discussion will be used to widen the lacemakers’ knowledge of both historical laces and current trends. Students are also welcome to work on their own projects. The Summer School is suitable for students of all levels of experience, including complete beginners. Students will provide their own lacemaking equipment, however this can be provided for beginners by prior arrangement. Costs, terms and conditions are given on the website.
Pompi has been teaching lacemaking for over 30 years, and offers a wide range of traditional and contemporary techniques. Two of her specialties are Downton Lace and Silk Polychrome Blonde from Normandy, France. She teaches many other styles of lace, though not Honiton, Withof or Duchesse.