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Class Schedule (2022-2023)
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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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CALL for INSTRUCTORS!

Do you have a passion for...
        Preserving your cultural textile arts heritage?
        For cultivating and educating the textile arts community?
        For spreading the love of needle, bobbin and thread?

Do you teach lacemaking (bobbin lace, needle tatting, crochet or knitted lace, etc.) or historical costuming and hatmaking skills? Perhaps you've already led similar workshops, or have designed an interesting textile arts workshop that would complement these fields. We'd love to hear about it. Fill out an Prospective Instructor form and email it back to us at info@lacismuseum.org!




Class Schedule

Spring 2023




A Bustle-Era Skirt    •    Delightful Daffodils    •    Clones Irish Crochet    •    Beginning Tatting    •    Sunburst Cockade




          A Ribbon Class: Delightful Daffodils
         with Patrice Krems

         Saturday, April 8, 2023 — 12:30 to 5 PM
           $55 + $20 kit fee (payable to instructor)


Spring will be in the air as you make a delightful pleated daffodil out of French wired ribbon!
    You will learn how to transform flat ribbons into a three-dimensional ruffled confection. If there is time, you will learn how to make a beaded tassel cascading from the end of the calyx.
    Depending of whether you decide to make the Small or Large Daffodil, this versatile flower pattern can be finished to turn your daffodil into a brooch, pin cushion, a hat decoration or even a drip catcher sitting jauntily on the spout of a teapot!

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         Bust(le) A Move: Constructing A Bustle-Era Skirt
         with Catherine Scholar

         Two Saturdays: March 18 & 25th, 2023 — 10 AM to 5 PM
           $175


Do you ever look at images of Victorian ladies and wonder how on earth their elaborate skirts were created? Here's your chance to learn! Come make a late-Victorian skirt from the Bustle era of 1870-1889. You can wear it to Victorian balls, teas, SASS events, or any occasion you desire. You can even use it as a base for a modern or fantasy gown!
    We'll start with a Truly Victorian skirt pattern of your choosing, and augment it with authentic 19th century dressmaking techniques to make a custom gown just for you. We'll cover measurements, pattern adjustments, fitting, period sewing techniques, hem facings, trimming, hand finishing, and much more.
    In the first session, you will cover a brief overview of the styles worn in the era, including examining the instructor's collection of antique and reproduction clothing. You will take measurements, choose the correct pattern pieces, and cut out your skirt, and start on the hem stiffenings.
    In the second session, you will construct your skirt, finish the waist and hem, and add a closure. We’ll finish out by concentrating on period details like pockets, internal ties, and hanging loops.
    Prerequisites: Students must have made at least one dress or blouse from a pattern and know how to use a sewing machine.

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         Clones Irish Crochet: A 4-Day Workshop
         with Máire Treanor

         Wednesday-Saturday, April 12-15, 2023 — 10 AM to 5 PM
           $300.00 for all 4 days (or $200.00 for any 2 days)


Máire is excited to return to Lacis once again!
     Lacis is once again pleased to announce the return of Máire Treanor, master of Irish Crochet, for a 4-day in-person workshop of Clones Irish Crochet.
     In the first two days, newcomers will work on Clones lace jewelry, learning the basic stitches of Irish Clones lace, before progressing to traditional motifs of wild rose, shamrocks, vine leaves, grapes, and other motifs familiar in Irish Crochet, which use packing cord, as well as the unique Clones knot filling stitch and edging. Returning students can bring a project on which they have been working, getting advice and help on finishing it.
     Students will discuss how to read antique Irish Crochet patterns and the international charts used in Ukrainian, Russian and Japanese books, with samples of garments in Modern Irish Crochet.
     Prerequisites: For this captivating workshop series, students should be familiar with the basic crochet stitches of chain, single crochet, and double crochet in yarn. During this special workshop, Máire encourages students to work at their own pace, with individual help and encouragement.

And don't forget—it's only a $50 deposit to reserve your spot!

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         Beginning Tatting
         with Kevin Baum

         Saturday, April 22 — 12:30 AM to 4 PM
           $45.00


Master the manipulation of the shuttle and discover how a simple stitch can become the key to this universal lace. Classes are designed for beginners, or those who have tatted before, but are in need of a refresher course.

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Past Classes

2021-2023




★   2021   ★
Pleated Pansy 8/14    •    Beginning Tatting 8/21    •    Beginning Bobbin Lace 8/28    •    Delightful Daffodils 9/11    •    Tambour Embroidery 9/18 & 10/2    •    Beginning Tatting & Beyond 10/16    •    Cabochon Roses 11/6    •    Bobbin Lace Continuation 11/13    

★  2022   ★
Beginning Bobbin Lace 1/29    •    Tatted Hearts 2/5    •    Beginning Tambour 2/19    •    Lunardi Hat 2/26     •    Beginning Bobbin 3/19    •    Continuation Bobbin Lace 3/26    •    Beginning Tatting 4/2    •    The Pocket 4/9    •    Clones Irish Crochet 4/20    •    Beginning Bobbin Lace 4/30   •    Continuation Bobbin Lace 5/7    •    Itty Bitty Baby Blossoms 5/14    •    Beginning Tatting 6/11    •    1920s ONE-HOUR DRESS 7/9 & 7/16    •    Art Deco Clam-Shell Fan 7/23    •    Beginning Tatting 8/13    •    Hinge Gate Purse 9/24    •    Mid-Victorian Dress Workshop 10/8    •    Beginning Tatting 10/15    •    Nautilus Cockade 11/5    •    Tatted Snowflakes 11/19

★  2023   ★
Beginning Tatting 1/23    •    Lace Mandala 1/28    •    Late Victorian Bodice 2/4






         Pleated Pansy: A Ribbon Flower Class
         with Patrice Krems

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







         Beginning Tatting
         with Kevin Baum

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








         Beginning Bobbin Lace         •    SOLD OUT    •   
         with Eva Gergely

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








         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


























         Beginning Tatting and Beyond
         with Kevin Baum

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






       






         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








         Beginning Bobbin Lace Workshop
         with Eva Gergely

         Saturday, January 29 — 10 AM to 4 PM








         Tatted Hearts
         with Kevin Baum

         
Saturday, February 5, 2022









         Beginning Tambour: A 2-Day Workshop
         with Zoya Parkansky

         Saturday, Feb. 29 & Mar. 5 — 10:00 to 4:00 PM




     

        







         Easy Lunardi Hats, 1780-1820
          with Catherine Scholar

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



   







         Beginning Bobbin Lace
         with Eva Gergely

         Saturday, March 19, 2022 — 10 PM to 4 PM



         







         Continuation Bobbin Lace
         with Eva Gergely

         Saturday, March 26, 2022




      







         Beginning Tatting
         with Kevin Baum

         Saturday, April 2, 2022




     

          






         The Pocket: An Essential & Practical Historic Accessory
         with Catherine Scholar





  

     






         Clones Lace: Irish Crochet
         with Máire Treanor





          






         Beginning Bobbin Lace
         with Eva Gergely










         Continuation Bobbin Lace
         with Eva Gergely





   





         Itty Bitty Baby Blossoms
         with Patrice Krems


















         Beginning Tatting
         with Kevin Baum










         1920s One-Hour Dress
         with Catherine Scholar





               






         Art Deco Clam-Shell Fan
         with Lynn McMasters





     





         Beginning Tatting
         with Kevin Baum





     

           





         Hinge Gate Purse
         with Lynn McMasters





           

           





         Two-Session Mid-Victorian Dress Workshop
         ★ Part one ★

         with Catherine Scholar





           

           





         Beginning Tatting
         with Kevin Baum





    

    






         Nautilus Cockade
         with Patrice Krems





         

         






         Tatted Snowflakes
         with Kevin Baum





    






         Beginning Tatting
         with Kevin Baum








            






         An Embroidered Lace Mandala
         with Laura Tandeske














         Late Victorian Bustle Bodice
         with Catherine






    

        





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