Elizabeth Wade

I have been making and teaching lacemaking since 1981. I specialise in bobbin lacemaking though I also do some needle lace. I do Torchon which is made in many countries and regarded as a good type for beginners. I also do Bedfordshire and Bucks Point which are traditional English laces  and have recently started to learn Milanese , which as its name suggests , is an Italian lace.

I use the traditional white and ecru thread but I also like to work in colour. I also like to do wall hanging, framed work and fans as well as the usual handkerchiefs.

 I was commissioned to write ”Torchon Lace a Manual of Techniques.” which was published in in 1991and has been in print ever since.

 My display will feature samples of a variety of laces and I will have a Torchon bookmark on my lace pillow to demonstrate the techniques which apply to all bobbin laces.