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Community Lacemaking MELBOURNE (one)

Learn all the basics to make a piece of needle lace, and contribute to a large-scale lac artwork.

  • Artbau

Service Description

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.


Upcoming Sessions


Contact Details

  • 1/1 Mitchell Rd, Brookvale NSW, Australia


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