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Sun, 28 Jan


Dragonfly Cafe

Community Lacemaking Project MELBOURNE

A lacemaking taster class. Learn the basic steps involved in needle lace, and contribute to a large lace piece to be exhibited in June 2024

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Community Lacemaking Project MELBOURNE
Community Lacemaking Project MELBOURNE

Time & Location

28 Jan 2024, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Dragonfly Cafe, 130 High St, Preston VIC 3072, Australia

About the event

The community lacemaking project is a year long series of workshops, gatherings, talks and online classes that aim to put the basic skills of needle lacemaking into as many hands as possible.

Needle lace is a centuries old craft which has traditionally been passed from hand to hand. There are now few practitioners and even fewer resources for people to learn. 

In a community lacemaking project session, each person will make a small leaf-shaped sampler that covers all the basic needle lacing skills. Then the samplers will be collected and turned into one large-scale work to be exhibited at the Australian Design Centre in June 2024.

The classes are all free to participate, with an optional $5 donation to cover materials, venues and travel costs. 

The workshop starts at 10am and goes until mid afternoon. Come anytime and stay as long as you like. One leaf will most likely take 2-3 hours. 

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