Milanese Lace Weekend with Claire Bonito 23rd-24th April 2022

Regular price £135.00

Tax included.

Workshop at Friar Gate studios, Ford St, Derby DE1 1EE

Workshops will be for a maximum of 8 students, and will cater for all levels of Milanese (including beginners to Milanese but not complete beginners to Bobbin lace). Bookings now being taken for these. Cost will be £135 for the two day, hours 10-4 and include a buffet lunch, drinks but please bring a mug . Also available is a free swim on Saturday evening and optional extra of a meal out with the group (extra cost)   

The boardroom where the course will be held is on the ground floor and fully disabled accessible. Please contact before booking if you have any concerns and these can be discussed. Also see Terms and conditions of booking - by booking you are agreeing to these terms and conditions as listed on this website.

Please be aware that if restrictions change, the course is subject to change or cancellation at short notice.  Students MUST NOT ATTEND IF ANY SIGNS OF ILLNESS OR ANYONE IN THE HOUSEHOLD IS ILL. (date changes will be allowed under these circumstances without any problem.) 

Claire has been making lace since the early 1990s, learning her craft from Pat Read MBE and later from Jacquie Tinch and has been teaching regularly since the mid 2000s. Claire teaches a range of laces but specialises in Milanese lace. She has become known for her contemporary designs using both Milanese and Withof lace techniques. Claire teaches in a range of settings across the UK, including for Kent Adult Education and for the Edinburgh Lace Course. Her students say that Claire has an easy manner and friendly nature, and her classes are popular with both new and regular students alike. Claire was awarded both the Individual’s and the Visitor’s Choice Trophies in the Lace Guild’s 2013 “Contrasts” Exhibition, and in 2010 was awarded a Medal for Excellence for her “Waterlily Mat” Course is suitable for all levels of lacemakers including beginners to Milanese, your pattern choice will be discussed directly with Claire prior to the course, to ensure you are prepared and ready to start at the beginning of the first session.