Edinburgh Lace Course
Annual Summer School, held at Heriot-Watt University on the outskirts of Edinburgh
The dates for our next course will be
Monday 18th to Friday 22nd July 2022.
Full details of the course will be announced in February 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.
Our Latest News
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...
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...
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.