Master class: Bobbin Lace Jewellery
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Join Lauran Sundin in this master class and create your own unique piece of jewellery using bobbin lace techniques. Students will make a brooch, using stainless steel and gold wire with sterling silver beads. The pin stem will be made from a child’s Slinky (memory wire). Discussion in class will cover:
- Types and gauges of wire and their applications
- Additional support using heavy wire as gimp and edge pairs
- Designing with paper models
- Structural integrity of metal
- Choice of bobbins and other equipment
Brooch making will incorporate:
- Starting in a braid
- Adding pairs
- Finishing: “Burying” end wires in a braid and in a bead
- Working the stitch against the pin to lock the wires in place by crimping
- Tensioning with wire
- Ironing wire bobbin lace
- Smooth sewings.
About the artist:
Lauran Sundin is a practising artist from New Hampshire, USA. Sundin uses bobbin lace technique. In her Typhoon Neckpiece featured in the Love Lace exhibition, Lauran capitalizes on the fact that when the shape of metal is changed it becomes stronger. She turns delicate gold and silver wire into a stable mesh and further stabilizes it with an imperceptible stainless steel frame-work that gives the piece its ingenious architectural integrity. Sundin is a weaver and jeweller of 30 years experience who says of lace, ‘It has enabled me to achieve my goal of “weaving in any direction” to create innovative sculptural pieces of jewellery’.
31 Jul 2011, 10am – 4pm
Powerhouse Museum, Board Room, Level 5
$160 full fee; $145 concession/members (includes museum entry)
Limit of 12 places; bookings essential.
As this is an advanced class students must have at least Torchon bobbin lace skills.
Students should bring a lace-making pillow and pins. All other materials are supplied. Pre-wound wire on bobbins will be supplied for use in the class.