Punto in Aria: 16th Century Needle Lace • August 17

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Tuesday, August 17, 1 – 4 pm

Peg Deppe

Learn the origin, history, and basic technique of Punto in Aria lace. Unlike reticella embroidery, bobbin lace, or other forms of needle lace that require a cloth or net foundation, Punto in Aria is literally “stitching in the air.” Use a pattern from a 16th century design book to create a scalloped edge, plan and lay a thread foundation on-the-go, and make a sample using the buttonhole stitch and a simple picot. No prior lacemaking skills required. Keep in mind, this technique requires repetitive motion. Materials fee $10, payable to the instructor.

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Instructor Bio:

Peg Deppe learned to embroider and crochet at an early age, and in college she became interested in ethnic and historic costume and related needle arts. Currently a freelance dress and textiles instructor and scholar, Deppe has traveled to England, Turkey, Egypt, and Morocco to pursue her studies. She holds graduate degrees (MS, PhD) in textile history and dress ethnography from the College of Design at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.


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