Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 May  10am - 4pm
3D Needle Lace with Jane Rowton-Lee
Fee: £75

Jane Rowton - Lee has two loves: lace and flowers. Join her for a workshop exploring 3D needle lace. Over the course of two days you will make a three-dimensional water lily – you can even work on your own design!


Jane learned needle lace while studying for her City and Guilds Parts One and Two. She went on to win the Needlelace Trophy at The Lace Guild's competition several times. She is also an experienced teacher and demonstrator of flower arranging and until very recently was in charge of the flowers at Westminster Abbey!


This workshop is inspired by a collar in the Hidden in Stores Exhibition. Join Jane on Friday 10 May at 7.30pm at The Lace Guild for a tour of the exhibition.


The course will run Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 May at The Red House Cone, Stourbridge and is aimed at those with some experience.

Participants will need to bring:


A basic sewing kit: needles, pins, scissors, thimble, sewing thread.

Calico or plain cotton fabric to back pattern.

Self- adhesive blue film.

Ball point needles in various sizes.

Thread: suggested threads include Special dentelle 80, Perle 12 Gutterman silk 100/3, Silk thread from Mulberry silks  – approximately 6 varying colours.

Gold metallic thread if desired (Madeira No. 30 Heavy Metal is very good).

Fancy and thicker yarns for more experimental work.

Beads – Delicas or similar.

Fine gold wire, 0.22   – from craft shops or The Scientific Wire Company.

Optional items:

Needlelace pillow and lifting stick.

Couronne stick.

A magnifier and light.


Students wishing to design their own pattern may also need tracing paper, plain paper, paper cutting scissors, coloured felt-tips, and photographs/sketches as a source of ideas.


Jane is happy for students to contact her

Friday 10 May: Tour of Hidden in Stores with Jane Rowton-Lee  - 7.30pm at The Lace Guild HQ, The Hollies , 53 Audnam, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8.


Sat 11 – Sun 12 May: Jane Rowton-Lee Workshop - The Red House Cone, High Street, Wordsley, Stourbridge DY8 4AZ. Non-residential.

To reserve a place on this course please phone The Lace Guild office on 01384 390739

or email