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Lacemaking: Tools, Techniques, and Traditions

Learn about several types of lace construction techniques and their traditional origins! In this presentation, Pat will describe several techniques including bobbin, netted, knitted, crocheted, tatted, and needle laces. You will see various lace examples from different time periods and the tools needed to make them. Lace can be small, but lace can be big! Modern large-scale lace art displays in cities will be described, and the textile street art called yarn bombing discussed.

Patricia (Pat) Hogan, PhD is a strong proponent of the intersections of science, engineering, and art. During her career at Suffolk University, she was a STEM professor (chemistry, environmental engineering, and environmental science) and the chairperson of two very different departments: one servicing the environmental programs (science and studies) and one servicing the art and design programs. A fiber hobbyist herself, she has tried her hand at lacemaking from tape-lace to tatting.

This event is free and open to all. No registration is required.

Don’t miss Pat’s initial presentation about Lacemaking: Mystery, Murder, Mayhem, and LACE on Saturday, October 7 at 2:00 PM.

Event Location: 
Queset House, 1st Floor Presentation Commons