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Course on lace making

From: Regina Knaller <regina.knaller<-a>
Date: Friday, April 8, 2005
The University of Applied Arts Vienna, Textile Conservation
Department, is organizing the following course

    "The Identification and Analysis of Lace"
    July 4-9, 2005, from 9-17:30 daily

    Thessy Schoenholzer Nichols
    Polimada Florenz (Technical College of Design)

Ms. Schoenholzers intensive introduction course will give an
extensive overview of the history of lace-making, from a
hand-crafted to a machine-made product. Stylistic development and
regional centres of development will be examined, a wide variety of
different techniques will be demonstrated; original examples will be
studied and compared. The technical cataloguing system (database)
will be explained and used by the participants themselves. A field
trip to the Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) and its superb lace
collection will round out the programme.

Each participant is expected to bring their own thread-counter, lead
and coloured pencils (no felt-tip pens!), scissors, paper, stapler
or adhesive stick, ca. 100 clear plastic folders and a thick


    Day 1:  General introduction to lace-making; introduction to
            bobbin (pillow)-lace

    Day 2:  Bobbin lace (continuation)

    Day 3:  Opaque laces

    Day 4:  Precursors to needle-made laces; needle-made laces

Day 5:      Other lace-making techniques (fillet, macrame, etc.)
            Development of machine-made laces

Day 6:      Discussion of a documentation sheet for the technical
                analysis of laces
            Descriptions of lace
            Excursion to the Museum of Applied Arts (MAK).

Registration Deadline: May 23, 2005
Registration: kons-rest<-a t->uni-ak< . >ac< . >at
Working Language: German

Participation Fee:  Euro 500, (including course documents, graphic
materials, engineering detailed drawings)

Maximum number of participants: 25

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Received on Friday, 8 April, 2005

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