Workshop UK: New Bedfordshire Course in Derby, Louise West – September 8-12, 2014

New Bedfordshire Course in Derby
Teacher:  Louise West
Dates and Times: 8th-12th September 2014,  9.30-5.30 daily with an hour for lunch, which is included. (special diets can be catered for by prior arrangement)
Venue: Banks Mill Studios
71 Bridge St, Derby, DE1 3LB, UK
Information: or telephone 07931 126063
Registration and Cost:   Booking can be done either through the website, with the link to Evolve, Derby or by emailing and payment through through Paypal.  Cost is £275 on a non-residential basis. A deposit of £50 will secure a place, with the balance payable by August 18, 2014. Please see the website for more details.
*** Places are limited to 8 students ***
Students must arrange their own accommodation, although suggestions can be made as to which is the nearest. Several hotels are within short walking distance. The price includes lunches on each day and also a visit to the lace collection at Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire.

This exciting new five day course is being held in the studio of Louise West, in Derby, and is suitable for all levels of experience in Bedfordshire lace.  Louise will have pieces of her lace and antique lace available for study, along with some brand new designs she is currently working on.   Students will be encouraged to progress at their own pace and discuss  future progression. Students can also bring along design ideas and work on these with help, to develop their own new patterns.
On Thursday afternoon, the class will be taking a short journey to Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire, best known as being the ancestral home of Lord Byron, where they will have lunch before seeing the lace collection.  The collection used to be held by the Costume museum in Nottingham city centre, before being relocated to this permanent home.  It is now only available by appointment and so this will make an interesting afternoon.

Louise teaches Bedfordshire and lace design on a regular basis locally and nationally for longer courses and workshops. She completed an MA in Art and Design in Contemporary Lace in 2013, and has had work in many exhibitions, including being a part of ‘In Fine Style’ at Buckingham Palace in 2013.  Testimonials are available on her website.

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Two Bedfordshire laces made by Louise, the first based on an antique design, the second a new design.

Derby map

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