Basic (New Lacemaker): No experience with making lace.

Beginner: Knowledge of basic technique and materials.

Intermediate: Knowledge of basic technique/materials and their use in the technique being taught.

Advanced: Ability to execute simple and difficult elements of technique, plus knowledge of color and design, which will allow for exploration and creativity.

Mixed (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced): Class is suitable for all levels above the basic level.

6 Hour Wednesday - All Day $88

W701 Chantilly—Beginner/Intermediate (Ulrike Voelcker)
This class is full.

This is an introductory class for those wishing to explore beginning Chantilly. Beginning students will be given a smaller prickings, needing less than 30 pairs. Intermediate students will have a choice of prickings. Students of the Chantilly P601 afternoon class are welcome to register for the Wednesday W701 class to continue their study.

Ulrike Voelcker is a full time professional lace teacher since 30 years and has written more than 30 books about lace.

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W702 Making Waves—Mixed (Beginner to Advanced)(Jane Atkinson)
This class is full.

   

This class was inspired by rows of little waves in the harbor near Jane’s home in Christchurch, Dorset, and the simple pattern can be made differently every time you repeat it. Lacemaking can be bedeviled by the imperative to ‘do the right thing’ – with this project, you are the only arbiter.

This course is about creating subtle effects, planning ahead, and having fun on the hoof.

Jane has taught design for 30 years across the UK, in Europe, the US and Australia, qualified to Cert. Ed. Her teaching is underpinned by but also stimulates constant research and development work, which she exhibits across Europe, and is currently collecting for a solo exhibition.

The images include seasonal hangings Jane created while playing with log grids for this course last Christmas – she has made log lace in a variety of threads from floss embroidery silk to thick weaving linen.

Prerequisites: Very basic lacemaking skills, but with an open mind.

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W703 Bead Tatting for All— Mixed (Beginner to Advanced) (Rosemarie Peel)
This class is full.

In this class, you will explore the many different ways of putting beads in tatting. You will receive a kit for three small motifs. To see the motifs, visit the IOLI website. There will be extra patterns of icicles for fast workers. Rosemarie will be giving each student a copy of her book Tatting with Beads II for reference.

Rosemarie has run Lacet Publications from her Nuneaton, UK, home, teaching tatting locally since 1985 and in the USA in 1996, 2000, and 2004. Now retired, she is finding time to explore many forms of lace.

Prerequisites: Students must be able to tat a ring with a shuttle.

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W704 Computer Lace Using Knipling Software—All lacemakers with a basic understanding of Torchon are welcome (Helena Fransens)
This class is full.

           

Knipling 3.0 is a user friendly computer aided design program for lace (bobbin lace, needle lace, Lier lace). In this 6 hour class students will work on their own laptops to learn the basics of the program: grid selection, drawing dots and torchon elements such as diamond, spider, zig-zag and fans as well as how to mark, delete, move, copy, save, print.

Together we will design a straight Torchon pricking, a round pricking and a colored diagram.

Helena has been teaching bobbin lace since 1983 at the government-sponsored lace school for her province in Genk in the northeast corner of Belgium. She teaches many different subjects (Torchon, Gravenmoer, Cluny, Beveren, Paris, Flanders, Rosaline, Contemporary lace, computer design…). Helena loves designing and has published three pattern books. Recently, she published two manuals for using the design program Knipling 3.0. She has been teaching at lace days and IOLI conventions in the U.S. since 1996.

Prerequisites: Being able to work with a computer (making a folder, save…)

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W705 Lier Lace Beading—Haute Couture on Organza—Intermediate(Greet Rome-Verbeylen)
This class has been cancelled.

W706 Simple Cantu’ Flowers —Mixed (Beginner to Advanced)(Betty Manfre)
This class is full.

Expand your Cantu’ skills. Use this one-day class to learn to make the Fiorellino (little flower) and Margherita (daisy) often found in Cantu’ lace.

Betty has been a lace maker for 27 years and has been making and designing Cantu lace for 19 years. She has taught Cantu lace at IOLI conventions as well as local lace groups in the USA, Naples Italy, and the French Alps. Her work has been published in the international magazines RAKAM and RICAMO ITALIANO and has won awards the Gorizia, Capodimonte Sul Lago, and Sansepolcro International Lace Exhibits.

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W707 Jewelry—Mixed (Beginner to Advanced) (Allie Marguccio)
This class is full.

In this 6-hour class you will be making a lace jewelry set comprised of a pendant and matching earrings. The patterns I’ve chosen are comprised of basic stitches—cloth stitch tape, twisted tape/double stitch and gentle turns. Both the pendant and earrings have beads. Optional findings will be available from Designs by Marguccio, vendor.

The great-granddaughter of a Slovene bobbin lacemaker, Allie’s passion is evidenced by her continued study and research of the lace of her heritage. She has studied under the tutelage of Metka Fortuna, director of the Idrija School of Lace, Stana Frelih, Master Teacher and Maja Svetlik, Design Teacher. In addition to weekly private lessons at her home, Allie travels nationwide to teach workshops and has taught numerous times at IOLI Conventions. Her work has been on display for several exhibits, most recently at the Governor’s Mansion in Harrisburg, PA.

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W708 Fundamental Skills in Bobbin Lace—Beginner (Holly Van Sciver)
This class is full.

For bobbin lace students of all levels, this course is designed to polish the fundamentals. The class will cover the basics such as how to wind bobbins, make a proper half hitch, mount a pricking, manage your bobbins on the pillow and pin placement. As time allows, we will lean how to work a footside, understand bobbin lace terminology and theory, read diagrams, how to make picots and tallies, and much, much more. For beginners, this is a chance to learn the foundations of bobbin lace for years of lacemaking ahead. For those who have been making lace for many years, this is a chance to refine your basic skills and retune old habits.

Bring the supplies below, and by working a simple tape we will cover as many of the elements listed above in the time allowed. I know a lot of you will already be preparing pillows and bobbins for other classes and preparing another one would be a burden. If you don’t want to prepare anything, or have a “hands on” experience, I will have ne pillow, one stand, and supplies set up for the purpose of demonstrating the elements. Many of these skills you can learn by listening and observation. I want this class to be easy, fun, and informative. Send in advance, or bring your questions!

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W709 Introduction to Bobbin Lace—Basic—New Lacemaker(Kim Czerwinski)
This class has 8 open places.

Welcome to the world of the 18th Century cottage industry craft of handmade lace. Bobbin lace will be made on a lacemaking pillow, in the traditional way, with each thread wound onto an individual bobbin. Stitches are created by crossing and twisting the bobbins. Pins will hold these stitches in place temporarily. This class is designed for students with no prior lace knowledge. We will cover the basics of pattern preparation, winding bobbins, etc. Students will learn the beginning stitches of torchon lace to create a sampler that can be used as a bookmark. This class will give a good foundation to build on for learning other lace types in the future.

Kim started lacemaking while living in the UK in the 1990's. She joined a group of lacemakers in Ely and it has been a passion ever since. She began teaching beginners locally in Delaware in 2012.

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3 Hour Wednesday - AM $44

WA801 Spinning the Orenburg Way—Beginner(Beginner to Advanced) (Galina Khmeleva)
This class has 2 open places.

Come join renowned lace knitting and handspinning instructor Galina A. Khmeleva, author of Gossamer Webs, The History and Techniques of Orenburg Lace Shawls, and Gossamer Webs, the Design Collection, as she introduces you to the magical handspinning techniques of Russian knitters that ultimately result in the creation of arguably the most luxurious shawls and scarves found in the knitting universe. In this workshop, the emphasis will be on spinning of luxury fibers, i.e., cashmere, qiviut, pygora, buffalo, etc. . . .and the significance of gauging the proper thickness and length of these fibers, while learning the more economical use of luxury fibers, helping you conserve precious yardage.

A materials kit can be purchased from Skaska Designs in the Vending hall. Cost of the kit is $5.

Galina A. Khmeleva, owner of Skaska Designs and author of Gossamer Webs, The History and Techniques of Orenburg Lace Shawls and Gossamer Weds, The Design Collection, has earned the reputation as one of the most respected and knowledgeable lace knitting instructors in the country. As a former clothing and costume designer who worked with the “aristocracy” of St. Petersburg’s music and theater society, Galina was a pioneer in breaking down barriers in the “new” Russia that allowed Russian women the opportunity to achieve ownership status in private companies. As the principal student of Orenburg’s lace knitting elite, Galina brings the classic style and revered traditional knitting techniques of Russian lace to her classes. Her unique, inspiring, and fun-loving teaching style has made her the guru of lace enthusiasts across the U.S. And, as an extra bonus, Galina’s classes are an awesome, unforgettable cultural experience.

Galina’s work has appeared in the industry’s leading magazines, including Piecework, Interweave Knits, Spin-Off, Knitting Traditions, Knitter’s Magazine, Cast On, Wild Fibers, and Verena ie. printed in Italian, Russian, German, Dutch, and English.

Most recently, Galina finished work on the following DVDs: Orenburg Knitting—Knitting Gossamer Webs; Spinning Gossamer Threads—The Yarns of Orenburg; Knitting Old World Lace—from Shetland to Orenburg; and Knitting Lace In Intarsia—the Secrets of Olga Fedorova.

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3 Hour Wednesday - PM $44

WP901 Plying Orenburg-Style—Mixed (Beginner to Advanced) (Galina Khmeleva)
This class has 6 open places.

After spinning singles clockwise with a “Z” twist, it is time to start the plying process, you will be using a plying/supported spindle to accomplish this task. During this process, you will learn the more economical use of luxury fibers, i.e., cashmere, bison, pygora, qiviut, and paco vacuna. Plying spindles and sill will be available for class use.

A materials kit can be purchased from Skaska Designs in the Vending hall. Cost of the kit is $3.

Galina A. Khmeleva, owner of Skaska Designs and author of Gossamer Webs, The History and Techniques of Orenburg Lace Shawls and Gossamer Weds, The Design Collection, has earned the reputation as one of the most respected and knowledgeable lace knitting instructors in the country. As a former clothing and costume designer who worked with the “aristocracy” of St. Petersburg’s music and theater society, Galina was a pioneer in breaking down barriers in the “new” Russia that allowed Russian women the opportunity to achieve ownership status in private companies. As the principal student of Orenburg’s lace knitting elite, Galina brings the classic style and revered traditional knitting techniques of Russian lace to her classes. Her unique, inspiring, and fun-loving teaching style has made her the guru of lace enthusiasts across the U.S. And, as an extra bonus, Galina’s classes are an awesome, unforgettable cultural experience.

Galina’s work has appeared in the industry’s leading magazines, including Piecework, Interweave Knits, Spin-Off, Knitting Traditions, Knitter’s Magazine, Cast On, Wild Fibers, and Verena ie. printed in Italian, Russian, German, Dutch, and English.

Most recently, Galina finished work on the following DVDs: Orenburg Knitting—Knitting Gossamer Webs; Spinning Gossamer Threads—The Yarns of Orenburg; Knitting Old World Lace—from Shetland to Orenburg; and Knitting Lace In Intarsia—the Secrets of Olga Fedorova.

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