Sunday, June 2, 2019

June 8 Meeting Preview: Bruges Lace

Bruges Lace is named after the place it originated: Bruges, Belgium. In the 15th (or 16th or 17th, depending on the source) century, the city of Bruges was famous for the bobbin lace it produced. Bobbin lace is created in strips using a multitude of wooden bobbins and requires years of experience to master. Bruges lace crochet was developed to imitate the very intricate and expensive bobbin lace.

While you may think of this technique as something that can only be done with fine crochet thread, at this month's meeting you'll learn the basics of Bruges crochet and see how it can be used with any yarn weight to create fun and fashionable hats, scarfs, shawls and clothing.

The meeting will be held Saturday, June 8, at the Textile Center, with the following schedule:

  • 10 to 10:30 a.m. - Open crochet
  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Introductions and business
  • 11 to 11:45 a.m. -  Show and tell
  • 11:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Break
  • 12 to 1 p.m. - Crochet education
  • 1 to 2 p.m. - Open crochet & committee meetings

To get the most out of the meeting, please bring:

  • A printed or electronic copy of the class handout. (Members: See the June email newsletter for the PDF.)
  • Approximately 2 ounces of yarn in your preferred weight (to create sample swatches). 
  • Appropriate size hook for your yarn and a hook one size smaller.
  • Tapestry needle, scissors, and stitch markers.
Monthly meetings are free for CTC members, $5 for guests.