Workshops

I’ll be running a series of introductory needle lace classes over the next few months. 

This course is suitable for absolute beginners. Even if you’ve never picked up a needle before, you’ll be able to join in.

 

Over two days, you’ll learn how to set up a piece of needle lace, stitch some ground stitches and outline and detail your work. You’ll walk away with a beautiful lace sampler and some VERY impressive needle wielding skills.

 

Why should you do this course?

1) Needle lace is a gorgeous technique. Its history stretches back to the 16th century. It pops up in different styles and iterations around Europe, from the ruffs around the neck of queen Elizabeth I, to the beautiful experiments with fishing nets on the islands around Venice.

 

2) It is complex and detailed but is made up of simple principals and so it’s easy enough to pick up.

 

3) It is SLOW. Prepare for some serious mindfulness. If meditative stitching is your thing, this is VERY MUCH the process for you.

 

Why should you learn with me?

I’m a contemporary lace maker and artist who has been working in needle lace for six years. I have studied in England, Italy, the Netherlands and around Australia, in a combination of historical needle lace techniques. I combine the techniques of Punto in Aria, Aemilia Ars, Venetian Gros Point and others to make contemporary works which are exhibited regularly here in Australia and occasionally the USA.

Where and when? 

SYDNEY:

3rd and 4th of July 2021

Gallery 76, 76 Queen st, Concord West 2138

More information and tickets at:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/weekend-workshop-introduction-to-needle-lace-tickets-152626182019

MELBOURNE

18th and 19th September 2021

Siteworks

33 Saxon st, Brunswick 3056

More information and tickets at:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/introduction-to-needle-lace-melbourne-edition-tickets-156446925967

Doily Free Zone

June Long Weekend 2021

A digital symposium celebrating contemporary lacemaking. DFZ includes workshops, demonstrations and presentations from some of the world's leading contemporary lace makers. 

Maggie will be presenting her work in narrative lacemaking, and teaching a class on storytelling in needle lace. 

For more information and to register: https://www.doilyfreezone.net/

Exhibition, Conference, Workshops, Taster Classes and more proudly presented by Gallery76, Embroiderers' Guild NSW with Australian Lace Guild.

Maggie will be presenting her paper Telling Stories: Lacemaking as a Narrative Artform at the lace seminar on the 20th-21st of February. 

For tickets:  https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=577517&

A selection of her lace works will also be on display in the accompanying exhibition at Gallery76, 76 Queen st, Concord West NSW 2138, from 30 Jan- 4 Mar 2021.