Would you like to explore your choice of lace type or go deeper into a certain lace with a group, small society, bobbin lace club or other organisation? No problem. The Kantcentrum offers a tailor-made workshop, given by one of our tutors who specialises in the chosen lace. Tell us what you want to achieve and above all describe the group’s level in the chosen lace and we will ensure an exciting initiation or more advanced session in the chosen lace type.
One of the most eye-catching pieces in the lace museum is a shawl in point de gaze (a needlepoint lace made in Brussels) dating from 1934-1935. The shawl (54cm x 248cm) belonged to Queen Astrid. This magnificent stole was used in October 1956 for the baptism of Belgian princess Marie-Esmeralda, the half-sister of King Baudouin and King Albert II. This piece of lace was no doubt presented to Queen Astrid on the occasion of the accession of King Leopold III; the coat of arms does not display a heraldic label, which dates it from the time when he had become king.
The technique of bobbins is based on "crossing" and "twisting", combined with the basic strokes " cloth stitch", "half stitch" and "cloth stitch and twist." This too can be tried on a touchscreen.
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