Teacher Courses 2019-2022


The teacher training consists of a three-year cycle.
In September 2019 started the first year of the current teacher training course in the Bruges' Lace Centre.
We are keeping the modular system so that you can enrol on one or several modules instead of having to follow the whole cycle, as you know.

This training course not only covers study and transfer of techniques using the method developed by the former Lace Normal School in Bruges, but also personal development based on these techniques and an understanding of the past in order to apply the knowledge in the here and now. Thus, even at the beginning of the 2nd or 3rd year, one can enroll separately for the modules of that 2nd or 3rd year without having followed the 1st year.

History of lace is an essential tool for learning to understand and place the significance of lace in our society.

Developing your own projects using ancient techniques and ideas with contemporary resonance are covered extensively, both in bobbin and needle lace.

Three years of study  Tuesdays , guarantee you a wealth of information, development and your own designs in a group of kindred spirits and with the support of all the teaching staff. Teaching hours: from 10 am until until 1 pm and from 1.30 pm until 4.30 pm.

Price for a full year:                      600 €
Price per module:                         See website

If you take several modules over the year and the sum of their prices would be more than the total for the course, no more than this maximum amount is payable

Enrolment must be no later than 3 weeks before the first session of the course. A minimum participants is required for the course to run. The number of participants for each course is limited. The decision on whether the course will run is taken 3 weeks before the start at the latest.  

You are not definitely registered until payment of the deposit is received which also implies that you agree to the conditions.   In case of cancellation less than three weeks before the start of the course, the deposit will not be refunded


15 Sept      LP     LP                05 Jan         —      —        20 Apr        —          —
22 Sept      MB    LP               12 Jan         CF     CF        27 Apr        MB          MB
29 Sept      MB    LP               19 Jan         CF     SC        04 May        MB          MB
06 Oct        MB    LP               26 Jan         SC     SC        11 May       —             —    
13 Oct        —      —                02 Febr      SC     SC        18 May        MB          MB
20 Oct        MB    LP               09 Febr       AW    AW   
27 Oct        MB    LP               23 Febr       AW    AW   
10 Nov       —      —                02 Mar        —      —     
17 Nov       MB    LP               09 Mar       AW    AW   
24 Nov       MB    LP               16 Mar       AW    MB   
01 Dec        MB    LP               23 Mar      —      —     
08 Dec        MB    CF               30 Mar      MB    MB
15 Dec        CF     CF

Lieve Pollet                     Flanders lace
Martine Bruggeman     History of lace + designing modern lace 
Chantal Ferier                Valenciennes
Simone Coppieters       Beveren Lace + introduction Chantilly
Annick Wils                     Brugse Duchesse + introduction Rosaline lace

3th year

14 sept      XB     XB                  04 jan         —      —           19 apr        LP          LP
21 sept      XB     XB                  11 jan         LP     LP           26 apr        —          —
28 sept      XB     XB                  18 jan         GL     LP           03 mei        SP          SP
05 okt        XB     XB                  25 jan         LP     LP           10 mei        SP          SP   
12 okt        —      —                   01 febr       GL     LP           17 mei        —          —
19 okt        XB     MM                08 febr       LP     LP    
26 okt        MM    MM              15 febr       GL     LP    
09 nov       —      —                   22 febr       LP     —             ?? Juni          examen
16 nov       GL     MM               08 maart    LP     LP
23 nov       SP     SP                  15 maart    SP     SP
30 nov       SP     SP                  22 maart    SP     SP
07 dec       GL     LP   
14 dec       GL     LP                                  

 Xandra Bailleu           Parijse Lace 9 HD
Geneviève Leplat       Tissue decoration, joining lace, mounting lace 6 HD
Marian Muller            Introduction to Mechelin lace  4 HD
Lieve Pollet                 Binche Lace16 HD
Sophie Poppe            Excuting modern designs modern needlelace and bobbinlace 12 HD




Module: Joining and mounting lace, tissue decoration, restoration of lace