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CLASSES at Lacis

Simply download the registration form for the class you're interested in, fill it out completely, and drop it off in person during business hours (12:00-6:00 PM, Monday through Saturday)—or email us at info@lacismuseum.org—or call us at (510) 843-7290!
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Class Schedule

Winter/Spring 2022

Pleated Fuchsias    •    Beginning Bobbin Lace    •    Tatted Heart    •    Tambour Embroidery    •    Lunardi Hat    •    Vintage Ruffle Edge    •    Continuation Bobbin Lace    •    Beginning Tatting    •    Clones Irish Crochet

         Pleated Fuschias         •    POSTPONED    •   
         with Patrice Krems

         Saturday, January 22, 2022 — 12:30 PM to 5 PM
           $55 plus $20 kit fee

You will be delighted watching these fanciful ruffled confections made out of French wired ombre ribbon bounce and twirl like whimsical ballerinas from the ends of the gimp stem. See the ribbon jump to life as you ruffle together the pleated ribbon and insert tiny balls of cotton and stamens to be nestled within each bloom.
     These dainty delights are the perfect size to be used as a fob on the end of a delicate embroidery scissor or zipper pull. Create a cluster and wear them as a brooch or use them as fringe on any number of things. Shorten the gimp and they can be turned into delightful dangling earrings. There are endless ideas and uses for these fanciful fuchsias flowers. For more details, check out our Facebook page for the event.

         Beginning Bobbin Lace         •    SOLD OUT    •   
         with Eva Gergely

         Saturday, January 29, 2022 — 10 AM to 4 PM
           $65 plus $64 kit fee (-20% for students)

Bobbin lace is the classic lace of Western civilization, captivating virtually every culture since 1500 when it became a very necessary and expensive part of fashionable clothing.
      Bobbin lacemaking is a multi-thread technique based on two basic motions working in a plaiting fashion using no more than four threads at a time. The threads, worked in the hands, require minimal eye acuteness, making it accessible to students of all ages.
      This class will cover preparation of materials, the basic motions and the basic stitches and grounds based on these motions. For more details, check out our Facebook page for the event.

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         A Tatted St. Valentine's Day Heart
         with Kevin Baum

         Saturday, February 5, 2022 — 12:30 PM to 4 PM

Come celebrate Valentine's Day with this festive tatting class designed for past students of Kevin's Beginning Tatting Classes. Elevate your tatting skills to create an heirloom tatted Valentine!
      Students will need to know the shuttle tatting basics: the double stitch, and how to create and connect rings and picots. Under Kevin's guidance, students will begin their Valentine Day's projects. Students will choose one from several hearts, from easy to advanced. Finishing and blocking your finished heart will be discussed. For more details, check out our Facebook page for the event.

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         Beginning Tambour         •    SOLD OUT    •   
         with Zoya Parkansky

         Saturday, February 19 & March 5— 10 AM to 4 PM
           $150 + $50 material fee (plus tax)

The embroidery of Haute Couture has become one of today's most popular techniques. It is particularly suitable for bead and sequin work, fast to execute while encouraging freedom of design. For more details, check out our Facebook page for the event.
      FIRST SESSION: After a brief history and examination of tambour work, you will be introduced to the tools, set up and use of the unique needle. By the end of the session you will be working with beads and sequins on organza fabric.
      SECOND SESSION: Working on a selected design, perfecting technique, introduction to new stitches and developing design ideas.

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         Easy Lunardi Hats, 1780-1820
          with Catherine Scholar

         Saturday, February 26— 12:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Stressed by straw? Bothered by buckram? Worry no more! Finish off your late 18th-century look with a fabulous and easy Lunardi Hat!
     These hats were popular during the 1780s and 1790s. A variation called a Capote was worn during the Regency Era. Named after the first person to fly a hot air balloon in England, the Lunardi Hat consisted of a puffed crown over a straw or wire-frame brim.
     Together we will make a simple and pretty version of the hat, which you can then trim to your heart's desire to make a confection wholly unique to you. For more details, check out our Facebook page for the event.

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         3-Petal Flower with Vintage Ruffle Edge
         with Patrice Krems

         Saturday, March 12, 2022 — 12:30 PM to 5 PM
           $55 plus $20 kit fee

Learn how to make this exquisite vintage 1920s-inspired, hand-gathered Ruffled Edge 3-Petal Flower with leaves and a bud using thread for the stamens. This dramatic and exquisite flower can transcend an ordinary garment with an over-the-top accessory or can be attached to a pillow, crazy quilt or any other project. For more details, check out our Facebook page for the event.

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         Continuation Bobbin Lace
         with Eva Gergely

         Saturday, March 26, 2022 — 10 PM to 4 PM

Designed for those who have already taken the Beginning Bobbin Lace class, as well as anyone else who is familiar with the basic motions and stitches of Bobbin Lace (Whole Stitch, Half Stitch, Linen Stitch). You will learn how to combine the various stitches and create simple patterns, motifs, grounds and spider stitches; as well as the basics of Torchon Lace and Idrija Lace, and how to use a crochet hook for basic joinings. For more details, check out our Facebook page for the event.

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         Beginning Tatting
         with Kevin Baum

         Saturday, April 2, 2022 — 12:30 AM to 4 PM

This class concentrates on the double stitch, which all shuttle tatting is based on. Once this first step has been mastered, we will learn to make rings and picots, and then how to connect rings through picots. The goal of these classes is to create, with practice, a simple edging of connected rings and picots.

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         Clones Lace: Irish Crochet
         with Máire Treanor

         Wednesday - Saturday, April 20-23, 2022 — 10 AM to 5 PM
           $300 for all 4 days (or $100/day with a $200 minimum)

Learn to make Irish crochet lace! Students just need to know how to chain stitch, single crochet, and double crochet. You'll learn how to make the sumptuously, wildly organic motifs that comprise gorgeous Clones lace: the small rose, the large wild rose, shamrock, vine leaves and grapes... For more details, check out our Facebook page for the event.

Máire Treanor completed her degree in Irish Studies at the University of Ulster, and was employed by Irish World as a development officer when she discovered the lace of Clones, Ireland (located in the Border Region). She's worked hard to revive the tradition since the late '80s, authoring the book Clones Lace: The Story and Patterns of an Irish Crochet, republished by Lacis in 2010, and teaching Irish crochet all over the world.

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Past Classes


Pleated Pansy    •    Beginning Tatting    •    Beginning Bobbin Lace    •    Delightful Daffodils    •    Tambour Embroidery    •    Beginning Tatting & Beyond    •    Cabochon Roses    •    Bobbin Lace Continuation

         Pleated Pansy: A Ribbon Flower Class
         with Patrice Krems

         Saturday, August 14, 2021 — 12:30 to 5:00 PM

Don't miss out on Patrice's next ribbon-work flowers class
in September, Delightful Daffodils!

         Beginning Tatting
         with Kevin Baum

         Saturday, August 21, 2021 — 12:30 to 4:00 PM

Don't miss out on Kevin's next tatting workshop
in September, Beginning Tatting and Beyond!

         Beginning Bobbin Lace         •    SOLD OUT    •   
         with Eva Gergely

         Saturday, August 28, 2021 — 10:00 to 4:00 PM

This class filled up quickly! Want to learn bobbin lace yourself?
We will be offering bobbin lace classes in the future, so let us know and secure your spot now!

         Delightful Daffodils: A Ribbon Flower Class
         with Patrice Krems

         Saturday, Sept. 11 — 12:30 to 5:00 PM

         Tambour Embroidery         •    SOLD OUT    •   
         with Zoya Parkansky

         Saturday, Sept. 18 & Oct. 2, 2021 — 10:00 to 5:00 PM

How exciting! That was just the first of two class sessions, and everyone did so well. We can't wait to see Zoya's students again in October, and see how far they've come!

10/2/2021 Update!

Well, Zoya, you've done it again.

With the basics of tambour beading now under their belts, these students are excited to take the technique in all the myriad directions their inspiration dictates. You know we love to see it.

Great job, everyone!

         Beginning Tatting and Beyond
         with Kevin Baum

         Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 — 12:30 to 4 PM


Did you miss out on our latest series of tatting classes? Not to worry, we have plans for more in the pipeline! Keep an eye on our Facebook page or request to be put on the waitlist so you'll be the first to know.

         Cabochon Roses         •    SOLD OUT    •   
         with Patrice Krems

         Saturday, November 6 — 12:30 PM to 6 PM

         Continuation Bobbin Lace Workshop
         with Eva Gergely

         Saturday, November 13 — 10 AM to 4 PM

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