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WORKSHOP | Intermediate Bobbin Lacemaking with Mary Elizabeth Barron | 26 Aug 2023

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Event description

When: Saturday, 26 Aug 2023

Time: 10am - 3pm

Where: Artisan Workshop, 45 King St, Bowen Hills, QLD, 4006

Cost: $95 per person, limited to 8 places

Skill Level: This workshop is suitable for those with bobbin lace experience, and past participants of an Intro to Lacemaking workshop.

Tickets: Click on the 'Get Tickets' button either on the top right or bottom of the event page on your device to buy your ticket.  

About the workshop:

This workshop gives you the opportunity to continue your bobbin lacemaking journey, an off-loom weaving technique first developed in the late 1400’s. You must be able to wind your bobbins and work the two basic bobbin lace stitches. Mary Elizabeth Barron is happy to work with participants at different levels of bobbin lacemaking skills, aiding each participant to build their skills and knowledge to broaden their technical capabilities and encourage individual creativity. 

Artisan workshops are designed to be an accessible avenue to learn a new skill within a supportive environment. So book in with a friend, a workmate or come solo and make memories while learning a new craft! Join us in this workshop with Mary, and expand upon your previously gained lace bobbin lacemaking skills through an intermediate project!

What to bring:

    • Your own bobbin lace pillow, cover cloths, pins, pre-wound bobbins, scissors, threads, tape measures, small spring-loaded pegs.
    • Closed in shoes.
    • Note pad and pen.
    • Lunch (there will be a break around midday).

    Included in workshop ticket:

    • Some threads for use in your design.
    • Guidance from an experienced artist. 
    • Advice and direction on your individual project.
    • Info handout to take home.
    • Development of a pre-existing skill.
    • Light refreshments.

    Available Lesson Progressions:

    Please note these progressions are listed as below, with progression 1 best suited to those attending from a past Intro to Lacemaking workshop. These will be made available to view before the workshop to select based on your experience and past bobbin lacemaking classes attended.

      1. Follow on from Introduction to Bobbin Lace Workshop
      2. Two variations on fan edging, turning a corner & working a circular edging.
      3. Spiders & chevrons
      4. Rose ground, gimp, starting & finishing with a point.

      About the facilitator:

      Mary Barron’s studio practice has included sewing, basketry and paper-making, but in recent years bobbin lace making has become her passion. The new Home of the Arts on the Gold Coast (HOTA) recently commissioned Mary to create a large-scale lace work for their opening exhibition, Solid Gold. Mary’s large scale works have been exhibited widely in Australia and overseas, and are featured in several national & international lace magazines. Her solo exhibition, Lace, shown at Gympie and Logan Art Galleries in 2020, consisted of large-scale works made using thread created from recycled plastic packaging. Logan City Council has selected Mary to create a permanent public art installation in the heart of Beenleigh. Mary has been teaching craft based workshops for years, partnering with local councils and organisations such as the Queensland Spinners, Weavers & Fibre Artists to bring lace-making to the wider community.

      Workshop Cancellation Policy:

      Please note this workshop can be cancelled by artisan due to unforeseen circumstances or if minimum numbers are not reached - this decision is made between 2-7 days before the workshop date so don't delay in buying your ticket! In the event of the workshop being cancelled by artisan, participants will be refunded in full and as soon as possible.

      Participant Cancellation Policy:

      Workshops have limited spaces and involve preparation by the facilitator. Bookings cancelled up to two weeks prior to the start of the workshop may be refunded, but a 20% non-refundable administration fee will be deducted. Bookings cancelled within two weeks of the workshop commencing will NOT be refunded. Refunds are to be processed by the attendee through Humanitix.

      Workshop Transfer Policy:

      You may transfer your booking into an alternative workshop up to two weeks prior to the start of the workshop. Any difference in cost will be charged accordingly. Please endeavour to complete any transfers at least two weeks prior to the workshop.

      You are also welcome to transfer your booking to another person prior to the workshop commencing. Please confirm this arrangement 24 hours prior to the workshop in writing to

      COVID-Safe Policy:

      Please be assured artisan has well considered COVID-safe protocols regarding our workshop programming. You will be offered socially distanced seating, access to your own PPE sanitation options at your workspace, and a large extremely well-ventilated workshop venue.

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      Refund policy

      Refunds are available up to 14 days prior to the event