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St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone
Mixed Level
10:00 - 12:30
10 weeks

This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 22 22* to register your interest. We will contact you directly if we can accommodate you.

This course will be held at St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone.

In this Lacemaking course you will learn various different laces including Torchon, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire point, Honiton, Bruges, Withof, Idrija lace and Milanese.

By the end of the course you should be able to:

- Apply techniques and skills relevant to the subject in a competent manner at an appropriate level;
- Research the work of others and use it to inspire own work;
- Demonstrate an understanding of Health and Safety relevant to the subject.

To find out more about our Lacemaking courses, watch this short video:

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Claire Bonito

Claire Allen is an accomplished lace maker and has been making lace since the early 1990s. She has completed the City and Guilds Certificate in Creative Lacemaking and is experienced in a range of bobbin laces. She has had several designs published by the Lace Guild and lacemaking suppliers over the years and was the winner of the 2013 Lace Guild Triennial competition.

View all courses taught by Claire Bonito here

How will I be taught?

Tuition will be by individual and group work, demonstration and one to one. Every student will be encouraged to expand their knowledge and skills whatever their level.

Your tutor will give you individual feedback on your progress throughout the course.

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need to supply your own lace making equipment. The tutor will lend to new students and advise on purchase after the first few sessions. Please bring a notebook and pen. Lace equipment for beginners costs approximately £40.00.

What can I do next?

Higher level lacemaking classes.

What do I need to join the course

This course is suitable for beginners as well as the more experienced lace maker. Students new to lace should ask for the tutor to contact them prior to the start of the course.

Getting to your course

Find us

St Faiths Adult Education Centre
St Faiths Street
ME14 1LH

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code MAI/121329/M/LC.