The Festival of Lace is a five-week festival hosted by the Embroiderers' Guild NSW (based in Concord West) which celebrates the making, history and future of lace. It runs from 30 January – 4 March 2021.
The exhibition brings together lace works from the Embroiderers' Guild collection, the Australian Lace Guild collection, private collectors, and the National Trust NSW. It also features works by numerous contemporary Australian lace makers, bringing lace into the twenty-first century.
This is must-see exhibition for anyone interested in learning about the history and future of lace. The exhibition is free to enter.
For those interested to learn about the making of lace, the festival includes a variety of workshops where participants can learn to make contemporary machine lace, needlework lace, or traditional bobbin lace.
There are two introduction to bobbin lace options, a two-hour taster or a half-day 'flowers and leaves' of lace workshop, both of which are suitable for absolute beginners.
The gallery and guild are open 7 days a week: 9am–4pm Monday to Friday and 10am–2pm Saturday and Sunday.
We look forward to seeing you at the Embroiderers' Guild NSW this February!
Click here for a full list of workshops and prices.
For full details and to book, click here.