Bobbin Lace Taster Day

Living Magazines Bobbin Lace Taster Day

Celebrate the history and heritage of Bucks bobbin lace at a bobbin lace taster day, Buckinghamshire New University, Saturday 7 May.

  • Meet local lacemakers, and watch bobbin lace being made
  • Have a go at lacemaking on a lace pillow with guidance from an experienced lacemaker
  • Learn about the history and heritage of Bucks Bobbin Lace

The Chilterns Conservation Board’s ‘Chalk, Cherries and Chairs’ project, the ‘Woodlanders Lives and Landscapes’ project, and Buckinghamshire New University are excited to be collaborating on this public event to celebrate the history and heritage of the Buckinghamshire bobbin lace industry. Formerly a thriving cottage industry, lacemaking is now an engaging hobby and lace is once again a trend in the fashion industy. Local lacemakers are keen to teach this skilled craft to the next generation. Tickets for students, teenagers and children are free.

Ticket holders can also enjoy:

  • Free refreshments
  • Lacemaking equipment to buy (cash only)
  • Lace displays
  • Lace knitting demonstration
  • Amersham Museum mobile lace exhibition
  • Talk on the history of lace and lacemaking 1.30pm
  • Folk musician Jackie Oates performs her songs about the lives of lace-makers 1-1.30pm and 2-2.30pm
  • Free refreshments

VENUE: ‘The Room’, Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, HP11 2JZ. ‘The Room’ is near the university reception.

DATE AND TIME: Saturday 7 May, 10am-4pm

TICKETS: Tickets for ‘Have a go’ at lacemaking are £10. Observer tickets: £3. Students, teenagers and children FREE. Children need to be 8 or older to have a go at lacemaking and those under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

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