Lauran Sundin is a practicing artist from New Hampshire, US who uses bobbin lace techniques. In her “Typhoon” Necklace featured in the Love Lace exhibition Lauran capitalises 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‘.
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.
Join Lauran Sundin in this master class and create your own 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
Broach 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 them
- Tensioning with wire
- Ironing wire bobbin lace
- Smooth sewings.
Bookings are essential as places are limited.
Typhoon, Lauran Photography: Diamante
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