We are very pleased to be hosting our first “Bobbin Lace Weekend Seminar” with Kitty Mason, one of the UK’s leading lace teachers.
Due to illness … this seminar is being postponed to a later date. If interested, please send us an email and we will notify you of the new schedule.
Kitty will teach Torchon, Bucks Point, Brugge Flower, Flanders, Paris and Binche. She will also be happy to help people develop their own contemporary lace. Beginners to lace will also be welcomed!
Two 1/2 days and two full days of lace making in a small class with plenty of individual help and attention. Package price also includes:
- Welcome Meet and Greet Wine & Cheese Reception
- 3-Course delicious Chef prepared dinner each evening (3 dinners)
- Comfortable Inn style accommodations with private bath
- Full country breakfast each morning (3 breakfasts)
- 1 afternoon “British Style” Tea with homemade scones and pots of tea
- All taxes and gratuities
Single Occupancy: $505.00 per person
Double Occupancy: $467.00 per person
Triple Occupancy: $449.00 per person
Those who wish to start on the continuous continental laces should begin with Flanders lace, progress to Paris ground before attempting Binche. Although diagrams will be used students will learn to understand the components of each lace and how the best results are achieved.
For those who are interested Kitty will work on developing contemporary lace using colour and texture tailored to individual abilities and ideas. No advanced skill is required but a spirit of adventure will be an asset!
Kitty’s Background in Lace Making.
Kitty began lace making in 1972 at a night class in Yorkshire and then, after she moved to Scotland, at the College of Craft Education Summer Schools in Leeds with Margaret Tite then Kath King. Since 1983 she has had the privilege of learning annually with Anne Marie Verbeke in Brugge. Since doing the City and Guilds Part 1 she has become enthralled by colour and texture, often working in larger scale. She really enjoys the contrasts in her lacemaking from fine and white to colour, texture, wire, etc. Kitty teaches lace around Scotland, a regular fortnightly class in Fife and weekend courses for lace groups around the country. She also teaches for the Nottingham Bobbin Lace Society at their summer course. Kitty and a friend have been running the Edinburgh Lace Course annually since 1981, see www.edinburghlacecourse.co.uk. For the last five years she has had the enjoyment of teaching in the Alps for Jackie Roger’s Alpine Experience. Last year she taught at the British Lace Guild summer school and has been booked again for 2014.
Since 1999 Kitty has been a member of the Westhope group, a group of lace makers who work to promote contemporary lace by making and exhibiting textile art, more details can be found at www.westhopegroup.co.uk
Finally in 2011 Kitty was honoured to receive an MBE from the Queen for her services to lace.