Bobbin Lace Workshops

Headford Lace Project runs several bobbin lacemaking workshops throughout the year with our wonderful tutor, Jackie Magnin. We also invite visiting instructors to teach other Irish laces, including needlepoint, needlerun, Irish crochet, tatting, applique, and embroidery techniques. 

Friday 23rd September 2022

Textile Roots - Slideshow on Irish Textiles followed by Show & Tell with Vawn Corrigan 7:30-9:30pm

Vawn Corrigan is a Dublin-based author with a passion for textiles. Her writing on textiles has been published extensively including two books, Irish Aran (2019) and Irish Tweed (2020).

Creating textiles has always been at the heart of Irish culture. The wool trade and weaving go back to ancient times, and lacemaking and the Aran knit once threw a lifeline to rural communities. Today, artisan textiles continue through the generations in an unbroken thread. Our wonderful crafts continue to inspire and give depth to our lives.

Headford Lace Project are delighted to host Vawn who, through the medium of a slide show, will take you on a journey through our textile roots. All are welcome to this entertaining event exploring Ireland’s heritage.

Do you have a vintage or heirloom piece? Bring it along for the show & tell.

** Please book a place for this talk at  the following link: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/textile-roots-a-slideshow-with-show-tell-tickets-407649449477

 

Saturday 24th September 2022 

Beginners Bobbin Lace Workshop with Jackie Magnin: 10am-5pm

Jackie will teach you the basics of this wonderful heritage craft (winding bobbins and basic stitches). Any lace samples you make are yours to keep. We'll provide a kit with everything you need and you can choose to keep it for an extra €25 should you wish.

€30 Limited places. Booking essential. Contact us to book.

 

Yoga for Lacemaking: 9:30 and 5pm

As a special treat our lacemakers can enjoy these specially designed sessions. In the morning we will ease out stiffness in joints, release physical tensions and help release creativity. At the end of the day we will loosen out stiffness in the spine, shoulders and neck and finish with light relaxation / meditation. This optional extra is sponsored by GRETB to promote wellness and is free to all our beginners, improvers and gathered lacemakers. 

Free of charge. Limited places. Contact us if you want to take part.

 

Lacemakers Gathering: 10am-5pm

Spend some time working on your own projects (any lacemaking technique), in the company of other lace-makers.  Our tutor Jackie will be busy next door, so this session is largely about practising by yourself and sharing stories of lacemaking with others. We'll leave the door open for members of the public to visit and see a display of lace, etc. 

Free of Charge. No booking required, but we'd love if you would let us know if you can make it, so that we have an idea of numbers.

 

Sunday 25th September 2022

Improvers Bobbin Lace Workshop with Jackie Magnin: 10am-5pm   

If you've already got some basics and are eager to start a new project, then Jackie will help you choose one of the above options, appropriate to your level and guide you through it. You can work with traditional white/cream threads or introduce some colour to brighten up the winter months! We have lots of threads to choose from included in the price. We assume you already have your lacemaker's pillow and bobbins to bring along, but if not, just let us know in advance and we can have some ready for you to borrow (or purchase). 

€30 Limited places. Booking essential. Contact us to book.

 

Yoga for Lacemaking: 9:30 and 5pm

As a special treat for our lacemakers these specially designed sessions will frame the lacemaking day. In the morning we will ease out stiffness in joints, release physical tensions and help release creativity. At the end of the day we will loosen out stiffness in the spine, shoulders and neck and finish with light relaxation / meditation. This optional extra is sponsored by GRETB to promote wellness and is free to all our beginners, improvers and gathered lacemakers. 

Free of charge. Limited places. Contact us if you want to take part. 

 

Lacemakers Gathering: 10am-5pm

Spend some time working on your own projects (any lacemaking technique), in the company of other lace-makers. Or bring along some lace items for 'show and tell'. Our tutor Jackie will be busy next door, so this session is largely about practising by yourself and sharing stories of lacemaking with others. We'll leave the door open for members of the public to visit and see a display of lace, etc. 

Free of Charge. No booking required, but we'd love if you would let us know if you can make it, so that we have an idea of numbers.

 

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All materials required for our bobbin lace workshop will be provided, and any lace samples you create are yours to keep.

The materials kit is not included in the workshop price, but can be purchased for an additional €25. The kit includes a lace pillow, 20 bobbins, thread, pins, pincushion, scissors, grips, crochet ladder, cover cloth. 

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