Bucks workshop


I will be teaching a 2-day Bucks Point workshop at the New Zealand Lace Society’s Annual General Meeting in Christchurch, New Zealand on Saturday 26 May 2018 and Sunday 27 May 2018.

You can read more about the workshop here:  Bucks Point by Yvette Slabbert – class description

So, although my website and blog have been very quiet for a while, there has been a lot of work behind the scenes to prepare for the AGM, and also a few other exciting projects that I will be able to share with you in the coming months.

More about the 2-day workshop

The class is designed to teach lacemakers all of the basic skills needed to make Bucks Point – point ground, honeycomb ground, catch pin, false picot, right hand picot, left hand picot, use of a gimp, starts and finishes.

I will demonstrate all the basic Bucks Point techniques during the class and will provide participants with a handy booklet containing diagrams and step-by-step instructions to make their chosen pattern.

I have also made videos demonstrating the basic Bucks Point techniques and these videos will be available for viewing during the class.  Lacemakers will also have access to these videos via the internet so that they can view it at their leisure after the AGM.

More about the two  Bucks Point patterns that participants can choose from

I spent my December holidays experimenting with some Bucks Point designs and working a few samples to determine what would be most appropriate for the 2-day AGM workshop.

Initially I designed a hexagon edging which worked up beautifully.  But in the end I decided to go with two different designs.  Because I had some real time constraints for completing and photographing the samples for the AGM I had to abandon the hexagon project –  yes, sometimes you have to kill your darlings!

The abandoned hexagon edging

After abandoning the hexagon I had to go back to the drawing board to design something else.  Luckily, my trusted assistant was on hand to provide moral support.

The lovely miss Leila – how could I not name one of the patterns after her!

In the end, I settled on two patterns for attendees to choose from – “Lou-Lou” and “Leila”.  Both patterns incorporate all of the basic Bucks Point skills.  Lou-Lou is suitable for lacemakers who have never made Bucks before.  Leila introduces more complex gimp movements and is suitable for lacemakers that are feeling a bit more adventurous.

Whether you choose Leila or Lou-Lou, you will get to know all of the Bucks Point basics.


Below are some photos of how Leila evolved.
































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