Edinburgh Lace Course
Annual Summer School, held at Heriot-Watt University on the outskirts of Edinburgh
The provisional dates for our next course are 20 – 21 July 2021.
Due to the pandemic, we have decided to run a more condensed course this year with two tutors only. The tutors will be Carole Smith and Kitty Mason.
We are planning to return to our full course with four tutors in 2022.
About The 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.
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.
In 2020, we were due to celebrate the 40th course. Unfortunately, due to Covid 19 the course had to be cancelled. Not only was it disappointing for everyone involved but it was also going to be the last course arranged by Kitty and Sue. After forty years they had decided it was time to pass the organising of the course onto a new team so Carole Smith and Sarah Cuthbert will be planning the courses from 2021.