Edinburgh Lace Course
Annual Summer School, held at Heriot-Watt University on the outskirts of Edinburgh
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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.
Following a successful course in 2023 we hope to run a similar course in 2024. 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
Those of you who attended the 2023 course will have all met Hazel Ryan. Hazel has joined the team and will act as the liaison with the University and help with the day to day running of the course. Meet the rest of the team here.
The 18th July dawned and we were ready to welcome 54 ladies onto the course. They came from far and wide with quite a number of first timers and three real beginners. We had four course tutors, Kitty Mason, Frances Bell, Carole Smith and Claire Bonito and also an...
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...