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Needlepoint lace

€ 290

Tutor: Katelijne Debaene

Tutor: Katelijne Debaene
Dates: 29/07/2024- 02/08/2024
Times: 9:30 - 12:30 hrs & 13:00 - 16:00 hrs
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Needle lace is a very old technique which developed from cutwork.

At the end of the 15th century, the edges of shifts and shirts which were becoming worn were reinforced with a little strip of needle lace. 

Needle lace is a freestanding lace, made entirely with a needle.

In this technique, there is absolute freedom in designs and you start from nothing.

A drawing is stitched on to a double layer of fabric.  Then a doubled thread is fastened to the outline with a needle and tacking thread.  Afterwards the the lace is worked with the chosen stitches. 

This type of lace is made in 5 stages:
1.       Sewing the drawing on to two pieces of fabric;
2.       Working the cordonnet - attaching the doubled thread on to the drawing;
3.       Filling - working the chosen stitches in the spaces;
4.       Working the cordonnette;
5.       Removing the lace from the pattern.

You can take a course in needle lace at the Kantcentrum (Bruges Lace Centre and Museum). 

The lessons cover the basic needle lace stitches,  making a piece of lace, hexagons and working the cordonnette to finish the lace. 

29/07/2024- 02/08/2024 [30 uren]

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