13.00 – 17.00 hrs
In part laces you often have small motifs where you have to lay in a new, short gimp thread to complete a small solid area, such as a leaf or loop. Once the lace is finished, the short pieces of gimp thread often poke out annoyingly because they were not snipped off short enough.
Working with a support thread you can bring the gimp through without bringing in a new piece of thread.This technique is not any faster to work; its aim is to make the work more attractive.
On the other hand, this does not mean that you will no longer have any gimps which have been taken out but you can reduce the number of them.
A good knowledge of Flanders lace is necessary to take this workshop, as we use this as our starting point . The technique can be applied to all continuous laces where you use a gimp.
Participants are asked to work a piece of bobbin lace in advance so that work can be started on the technique straight away in class. (You will get the pricking and working diagram of the practice piece when you enrol.)