Workshops

TWO WEEKS LACE EXPERIENCE IN BELGIUM

Bruges color code or Belgian color code for bobbin lace.

Before the invention of the color code, learning lace making was a slow process. Thanks to the Bruges color code, this goes a lot faster.
The color code was developed shortly before the first world war in the Bruges lace school and belonged to the lesson program.
Ever since the rise of the making bobbin lace as a leisure activity in the sixties of the last century, the color code has gradually conquered much of Europe.
On the work schedule, which indicates the wire run, the crosses of the pairs are indicated in a color that determines what kind of stitch should be made. This has made learning lace making much simpler.
Anyone who has learned to read fluently the color code lacemaking during the base year, can afterwards in a quick way learn a new kind of lace.
Each stitch, gimp, plait or tally has his own color. The lace maker only must follow the work schedule and, thanks to the colors, knows what to do.

This is the color code used in Belgium and in a large part of Europe.

Green: half stitch
Purple: linen stitch
Red: double stitch
Yellow: gimp
Yellow in Cluny lace: Venetian plait
yellow leaf, square or triangle: tally
Orange: Dieppe stitch
Brown: twisted half stitch or enclosed pin stitch
Blue: plait
Turquoise: turn-over stitch

In tulle laces, the ground can be drawn in green, orange and brown. This depends on the kind of tulle lace.

I hope this brief explanation helps to read the European lace patterns.

Veerle Meersschaut


Program:

Workshops

The four days of workshops will be divided in two times two days. Participants can either choose four days with the same teacher or two days in one workshop and two days in another.

Provisional list of workshops:

 

 

Lace type
Teacher

1

 

Flanders' Lace

Nadine Pauwels

2

 

Lace from Turnhout

Liliane Eyckens

3

 

Binche

Lieve Pollet

4

 

Duchesse

Annick Wils

5

 

Beveren Lace

Simone Coppieters

6

 

Mechlin Lace

Rita Thienpondt

7

 

Jewelry in Gold Wire

Lauran Sundin

8

 

Lace from Valenciennes

Chantal Ferier

9

 

Needle Lace

Magda Haentjens

10

 

Contemporary Lace

Lieve Smets

11

 

Lace from Lier / Art Beading

Linda van Camp

 

 

Classic
Modern

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