Frisado de Valladolid needle lace class

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Frisado de Valladolid needle lace class

Time: May 16, 2019 at 5pm to May 19, 2019 at 2pm
Location: Rolling Ridge Retreat Center
Street: 660 Great Pond Road
City/Town: North Andover, MA 01845 USA
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Event Type: class, and, retreat
Organized By: New England Lace Group
Latest Activity: Feb 9, 2019

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Event Description

Taught by Carolyn Wetzel. Frisado de Valladolid is a rich needle-made lace of colored silk stitched over real gold or silver passing thread. It was made in and around Valladolid (north of Madrid) starting from the 1500s, when Valladolid was the political and royal seat of power in Spain. It is characterized by loops of gold or silver thread that embellish the surface and edges of the lace. Motifs were elaborate floral and/or geometric styles.
In this class beginning students will make a small 3-lobed medallion that can be used as a pendant or brooch, in order to learn all the steps of the process during the weekend so that it can be completed at home. The instructor will provide authentic Spanish gold thread for the project and show examples of domestically available gold thread alternatives. There will be a $5.00 kit fee to cover the cost of the needles, pattern materials, and gold thread (payable to teacher in class).
Continuing students will work on a more elaborate design based on a historical piece (contact instructor before class for details). Suitable for beginners, as well as more experienced needle lace makers.
This class is part of an Annual Retreat organized by the New England Lace Group.

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