Edinburgh Lace Course

Annual Summer School, held at Heriot-Watt University on the outskirts of Edinburgh

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our Next Course

​The 2022 course will run from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd July 2022.

with four tutors: Kitty Mason, Frances Bell, Claire Bonito and Carole Smith.

The course is now full and a waiting list has been opened.

Go to Course Information for more information.

About The Course

Edinburgh Lace Course

The first Edinburgh Lace Course was held in 1981. The course was founded by Kitty Mason and Sue Clark to offer lacemakers a week of tuition and the opportunity to develop their skills. Since then, the course has been run annually and, since 1986 has been held at Heriot-Watt University on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Lace Course

The course is suitable for all from complete beginners to more experienced bobbin lacemakers. With four tutors, we can offer a wide variety of techniques and will endeavour to accommodate requests.

The Venue offers well-lit and spacious workrooms, wi-fi, good parking, and a selection of cafes.

Edinburgh Lace Course
Following our smaller course in 2021, we plan to return to a full course in 2022. The four tutors have a variety of experience so will be able to support those wishing to learn a range of styles of bobbin lace from the early steps of a beginner to the more experienced student developing their skills in particular techniques such as Bucks Point, Flanders and Binche, Milanese and Idrija Lace. For those wishing to create their own designs, help is on hand to start to bring your ideas to life.

Our Latest News

2021 Lace Course

2021 Lace Course

On the morning of Tuesday 20th July, 23 very happy ladies arrived at Heriot Watt University for the 2021 Edinburgh Lace Course. Due to the rules and restrictions imposed by Covid-19, the University was not able to offer their full range of accommodation and social...

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Presentation for Kitty Mason and Sue Clark

Presentation for Kitty Mason and Sue Clark

This year marked a change in organising team – Sarah and Carole took over from Kitty and Sue who had been organising the course for 40 years. We had planned on marking this incredible achievement last year but had to delay it. At the beginning of this year’s course...

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Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Carole and Sarah are delighted to welcome Liz Parkinson as the newest member of the Edinburgh Lace Course team. Supported by our web designer, Julia Douglas, Liz will help to keep the website up to date and send an initial response to queries sent through the website.

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