Needle lace

€ 290

Tutor: Katelijne Debaene

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Needle lace is an ancient technique which arose from the technique of cutwork.

At the end of the 15th century, the worn edges of shirts were reinforced with a little edging in needle lace.
Needle lace is a free-standing lace worked exclusively with the needle. In the technique of needle lace, complete freedom in drawing is possible and you start off from nothing.

A drawing is sewn on to two pieces of cloth. Onto this, a doubled thread is attached with basting thread.

Then the lace is finished with the chosen stitches.

The lace is made in 5 stages:

-   Stage 1:   sew the drawing on to 2 pieces of cloth
-   Stage 2:   make the outline, that is fix a doubled thread on to the drawing
-   Stage 3:   fill the spaces created 
-   Stage 4:   buttonhole edges
-   Stage 5:   detach the lace from the drawing

During the year, you can take a needle lace course at the Kantcentrum Lace Centre.

In this course the basic needle lace stitches are learned: making a small piece of lace, hexagons, and buttonholing the edges to finish off the lace.


25/08 – 29/08/2025

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