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Free Lacemaking Workshop with Maggie Hensel-Brown

Take part in the Community Lacemaking Project with artist Maggie Hensel-Brown

Sunday 25th February 10pm - 3pm

Sunday 25th February 10pm - 3pm

Newcastle Art Space is proud to be a host for The Community Lacemaking Project with artist Maggie Hensel-Brown. This free workshop is part of a yearlong series of workshops, gatherings, talks and online classes that aim to put the basic skills of needle lacemaking into as many hands as possible.


Needle lace is a centuries old craft which has traditionally been passed from hand to hand. There are now few practitioners and even fewer resources for people to learn. 


In a community lacemaking project session, each person will make a small leaf-shaped sampler that covers all the basic needle lacing skills. The samplers will then be collected and turned into one large-scale work to be exhibited at the Australian Design Centre in June 2024.


The classes are all free to participate, with an optional $5 donation to cover materials, venues and travel costs. 


Maggie Hensel-Brown is an artist and lacemaker from Newcastle. She exhibits and teaches widely across Australia and the USA. Her lace works have been collected by the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, the Tamworth Regional Art Gallery, and The Denver Art Museum in Colorado USA.

To participate please RSVP your attendance via the link below:

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