Join Jennifer MacPherson for a creative weekend exploring the art of Milanese bobbin lace.

Milanese Lace is a versatile and popular lace made up of decorated braids which are joined together with pillow sewings. It can be worked in a variety of threads and now is often worked in colour.


Come and join this course and learn techniques both old and new to create a piece inspired by a large Alb from the Hidden in Stores exhibition  which includes techniques and textures not usually found in Milanese Lace.


Jennifer asks that students requiring more information about patterns, thread details and approximate number of bobbins needed email her at

Fee: £75
Milanese Bobbin Lace With Texture
with Jennifer MacPherson
Saturday 15 - Sunday 16 June  10am - 4pm

Originally trained in Couture Dress and Bespoke tailoring, Jennifer taught at secondary level before beginning lacemaking as a hobby back in 1979. She then taught lacemaking in Adult Education classes and now specialises in Milanese Lace and teaches for groups around the country.

Jennifer has achieved both Parts 1 & 2 City & Guilds lacemaking and was awarded the silver medal in 1998 for her Part 2 work, the highest award for the course. She likes to make lace which can be worn and has recently published her first book Bobbin Lace Jewellery.

Sat 15 – Sun 16 Jun: Jennifer MacPherson workshop, The White House Cone Museum of Glass, High Street, Wordsley, Stourbridge DY8 4FB. Non-residential.

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

or email