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Beginners Classes:

The Lacemakers of Illinois (LACE) in conjunction with the Lace Workshop
on Hinojosa Lace will be offering two additional classes in Beginning Torchon Lacemaking.
Beginning Classes Description PDF.

fully dressed pillowBeginning Bobbin Lace: Instruction in the basic stitches used in Bobbin
Lace. Supplies for use in the class will be provided by the guild.

This class will meet Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 10:00 am - 12:00pm.

Class fee: $30.00

pillow using magic threadsBobbin Lace Part 2: Taking the next steps in Lacemaking. There are
plenty of manuals and videos that provide tips and techniques in bobbin
lace. But, at times, it’s a lot easier if you take those steps with a person
guiding your way. Members of the LACE guild have put together a series
of topics and techniques, including: reading a pattern, different starts and
finishes, adding bobbins, throwing bobbins out, broken threads, corners,
and turns, etc.

Class participants should have basic knowledge of the basic stitches of
bobbin lace. Prickings will be provided for the teaching projects. Bring
your pillow, bobbins and supplies. Thread requirements and the number
of bobbins needed will be emailed to you prior to the class.

This class will meet both Friday and Saturday, June 26 & 27, 2020 from 10 am to 4 pm.
There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring your lunch or check out a nearby


Class fee $60.00  (
Registration Form)

BONUS: A “Shop in the Box” will be provided. This will be a good time
to check out new books, pick up threads, bobbins and tools.


At least one beginner's class is usually scheduled to follow a meeting each year. 
These classes are two hours in length and are presented free. 
The class is meant to be an introduction to beginning Torchon Lacemaking.

Contact the webmaster if you or your group would be interested in a beginner's lesson.

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