Bobbin’ and Weavin’
September 24 - 29, 2023
Erika Diamond · erikadiamond.com
Workshop at a glance
This is a beginner’s dive into bobbin lacemaking allowing you to create your own intricately woven lace.
- How to read/create a pattern
- Basic movements for stitches
- Combining stitches to create shapes in a pattern
- Learning the spider and fan stitch
- Wooden bobbins
- Cotton thread and pins
- Foam lace pillow
- Making bobbin-lace samplers
- Ability to read a basic bobbin lace pattern
- Drafting basic bobbin lace patterns
Erika Diamond is a textile-focused artist, curator, and educator based in Asheville, North Carolina and is assistant director of Galleries at Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. She received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She exhibits nationally and abroad, and her costumes were commissioned by the Charlotte Ballet. Her work is included in the collections of San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles and Ally Bank among other private collections.
Bobbin lace is an intricate form of weaving dating back to the 15th Century using small wooden bobbins, thread, pins, and lacework “pillows.” This workshop is designed for students with no experience in bobbin-lace, but will be a delightful new challenge for weavers and fiber enthusiasts of any skill level. You will learn basic lacemaking techniques through a daily lace sampler. The class will cover basic movements/stitches, combining stitches to create shapes in a pattern, and the spider and fan stitch. Discover the joy of this tiny portable weaving technique. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $690 · materials list
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