Christine Gibson

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Location: Ilkley

Featured Places: County Durham

My Lacemaking Journey

A representation of the places that encouraged me step by step as I developed from a traditional to free style lace maker.

Battersea (late 1960s) – College of Education – A special study on the history of lace in costume.

Brighouse (early 1970s) – Pillow and bobbins inherited from a relative who lived there.

Ripon (1970s) – A weekend at an adult education college learning the craft.

Bradford (1970s) – Evening class lessons.

Chelmsford (late 1990s) – Returning after a long break to weekly classes.

Billericay (2000s) – Moved here to a class where I was encouraged to experiment.

Knuston (2000s) – Joined 98 Lace – a national group of Art lacemakers.

Prague (2021) – Online course during lockdown from a group who visited Prague.