Please check out the Lace Museum for virtual classes on Turkish needle lace. I usually teach virtually once a season:

https://thelacemuseum.org/workshops/

Turkish Needle Lace (Igne Oya) Forget Me Not Flower Ring

Instructor: Victoria Ong

Course Description: In this workshop, Victoria will teach intermediate/advanced users how to create a forget me knot flower ring. Alternating between two needles will be required and is therefore best for participants familiar with the basics of knotted lace. Learning Points:

  • Working with Two Needles

  • Working in the Round to Create Buds

  • Creating a Ring Band

  • Assembling the Ring

Dates: Monday, August 23, 2021

Time: 9:00 am – 12 noon Pacific

Registration Fee: $45

Kit Fee: $10

Students Must Supply: Sharp scissor (Fiskar brand recommended)

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I have a couple of beginner courses available during IOLI's Virtual Uncon event this year focused on lace edging July 25 - August 1st, 2021:

https://sites.google.com/internationalorganizationoflace.org/uncon/event-details/classes

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This year I will be teaching in person at Palmetto's Tat Day in August 26 - 29th, 2021:

https://www.palmettotatters.org/events/TatDays2021/Classes.shtml

Introduction to Turkish Lace Edging (Victoria Ong)

Description - In this workshop, Victoria will teach beginners how to create two different basic edging patterns (Net Edging 2, Bicolor Fringe Edge). Learning points: Knots and Loops-The Fundamental Units in Needle Lace Technique: Increasing Loops in a Row,  Decreasing Loops in a Row, Casting on New Color or Adding More Thread, Good Practice with Tail Ends, and Casting on undoing Knots and Mistakes.

Skills Required - Must be comfortable using short needles similar in size to sewing needles. Must have good hand and eye coordination.

Methods/Technique for Class -  Turkish Needle Lace: Knotted Lace Techniques

Materials Needed and Preparation - Required: Gold-plated tapestry needle size #18. Lizbeth size 10 thread. Sharp scissors, Seam ripper, Needle thread. Handkerchief with hemstitching (check out Handy Hands), scarf, or wide fabric ribbon to add edgings. Optional: Desk lamp, magnifying lens for those who have trouble seeing.

Kits and/or other notations -  Kit not applicable.

Note: Edging ruler provided for class.

Needle Lace Daisy (Victoria Ong)

Description -  In this workshop, Victoria will teach beginners how to make a fringe flower that looks like a daisy. Learning Points: Knots and Loops - The Fundamental Units in Needle Lace Technique, Creating the Flower Center Ring, Adjusting Patterns for More or Less Petals, Casting on New Color or Adding More Thread, Good Practice with Tail Ends, and Casting on Undoing Knots and Mistakes.

Skills Required - None but if they take the class on edging it will help more with this section.

Methods/Technique for Class - Turkish Needle Lace: Knotted Lace Technique

Materials Needed and Preparation - Required: Gold-plated tapestry needle size #18. Lizbeth size 10 thread. Sharp scissors, Seam ripper, Needle threader. Handkerchief with hemstitching (check out Handy Hands Tatting for "Cotton Hankie"), scarf, or wide fabric ribbon to add edgings.

Optional: Desk lamp, magnifying lens for those who have trouble seeing.
Kits and/or other notations -  Kit not applicable.

Edging ruler provided for class.

  • Turkish Needle Lace Virtual Class Poinsettia for Winter
    Nov 10, 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
    Google Meet
    Join Victoria Ong for a knotted lace project on Poinsettias as Winter approaches. (This class is recommended for continuing beginners. Please watch the youtube videos to practice the basic techniques before class.)
  • Turkish Needle Lace Virtual Class Maple Leaf for Fall
    Oct 14, 2020, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT
    Google Meet
    Join me for a virtual class on creating the maple leaf for fall projects using the knotted lace techniques! (This class is recommended for continuing Beginner class. Please check out the youtube channel for a refresher in basic techniques.)
  • Virtual Turkish Needle Lace Class Arkansas
    Jun 27, 2020, 9:00 AM – Jun 28, 2020, 12:30 PM
    Virtual Class
    Come learn the basic techniques of Turkish Oya with instructor Victoria Ong. Two edging patterns and the dogwood flower will be taught during this two day course with the Dogwood Lace Guild. Please email or call: Joanmariethomas@yahoo.com, 918-283-3001.
  • Virtual Class Turkish Needle Lace Pansies and Violas with the Lace Museum
    Sat, Jun 13
    https://thelacemuseum.org/workshops.html
    Jun 13, 2020, 9:00 AM – Jun 14, 2020, 11:00 AM
    https://thelacemuseum.org/workshops.html
    Come learn how to do lace violas and bi-color pansies, (if there is extra time in class, medium tri-color pansies) with Victoria Ong! Prerequisite: Familiar with basic techniques of Turkish needle lace: casting thread, tying double knots, and the straight return loop. Contact: lacemuseum@gmail.com
  • Turkish Needle Lace Class Illinois
    Sat, May 16
    Fine Line Creative Arts Center
    May 16, 2020, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Fine Line Creative Arts Center, 37W570 Bolcum Rd, St. Charles, IL 60175, USA
    Come learn the basics of needle lace in this one day course at Fine Line Creative Art Center in St Charles, Illinois with instructor Victoria Ong. Students will work on two basic edging patterns and a flower pattern for class.
  • Turkish Needle Lace Class California
    Sat, May 02
    The Lace Museum
    May 02, 2020, 9:00 AM – May 03, 2020, 4:00 PM
    The Lace Museum, 552 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA
    Come learn the basic techniques to do Turkish Oya with instructor Victoria Ong in Sunnyvale, California at the Lace Museum. Two edging patterns and a beautiful scarf flower will be taught during this two day course.

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