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Bobbin needlelace has been made in Devon since the early 17th century. This workshop led by Carol McFadzean gives an overview of the many different types.

It started as a cottage industry involving the wives, daughters and other women related to the local farm labourers and fishermen as a way of supplementing the family income.

This course aims to give an overview of the many varieties of Devon lace to include; Honiton, Devon Trolly, Branscombe Point, Colyton Chromatic, Kerswell and Woodbury Greek.

The workshop will be led by Carol McFadzean. Carol started lacemaking in 1985 and has exhibited her work internationally. She was Chair of Devon Lace Teachers for 10 years, and between 2004-2010 she represented the UK in OIDFA (the International Bobbin and Needle Lace Organisation) being a council member, Secretary of the Executive Committee and finally President for 4 years, ending her term of office in Japan in 2010. In this capacity Carol has travelled the world, teaching in the USA and the Netherlands.

Carol is also an avid historical researcher of Devon lace and has written three books and numerous articles in lace magazines. She has also given many talks and lectures on the subject of lace both nationally and internationally. Carol has been volunteering at RAMM for 17 years in the lace department, and with the Fashion and Costume Museum in Bath, and was recently a judge for the UK Lace Guild's triennial contest.

This event will take place online as a Zoom session. Details will be emailed to you in advance of the date.

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