Needle Lace in Wire for Beginners
Instructor: Lenka Suchanek
Date and Time: Sunday, October 5, 2014, 9:30 to 17:30
Venue: South Surrey Arts Centre
(in collaboration with Semiahmoo Arts)
14601 20 Ave, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Information and Registration: email@example.com or telephone 778-288-0720
Registration deadline, Thursday September 25, 2014.
Cost: $120.00, materials (not equipment) included.
Honiton or bolster pillow recommended, bring your own or purchase for $95.00.
This workshop introduces needle lacemaking in wire and explains how to work with fine wire and what stitches to use to build patterns. Class project – needle lace sampler – can be mounted as a picture or in a special greeting card (see photo below). Focus of the workshop is on small scale work that is suitable for delicate art or jewelry making.
Lenka Suchanek is a self-taught lacemaker and lace designer. She works in the centuries old European techniques of handmade bobbin lace and needle lace, bringing them to life in pictures, sculptures and wearable art. Specializing in metal lace, she uses fine wires of copper, bronze, steel, and precious metals to create unique pieces that are traditional and modern at the same time. Lenka’s work has been exhibited around the world, and received awards and recognition for the original approach to the traditional craft.