Needle Lace 5/27/20

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Needle Lace
May 27, Wednesday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Down Jersey Folklife Center
Ages: 16 and above
Class Limit 10 people
Class Fee: $20.00
Instructor: Ylvia Asal
Prerequisite: None
Registration Closing: May 19, Tuesday

This type of lace is also known as Turkish lace among the lace makers but in this case it is made by knotting with small needles. Natural silk or cotton threads are usually used in needle works. Participants in the class will learn how needle works can be made either as a single wrap or a double wrap and how compositions of motifs can be created depending upon the intended use of the lace, such as joints, scarf lace, headdress lace, crown lace, purse lace, and others. For the motifs to stand straight, the lace maker can also use horse hair, aerial wire and more recently fish wire. When it is ready, the lace can also be starched with egg white sugar or gelatin.


  • If you are registering for more than one individual, you must note the other participant's name(s) in the comment section at checkout with an email address if available.
  • Registration is not confirmed until it is processed and you have received a confirmation email from the education coordinator. Seats are limited and booked on a first-come, first reserve basis.

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