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Flanders lace teaching

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.Grimbergen, Belgium

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Experience hosted by Lieven

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English, Dutch

What you'll do

We offer you the experience to make your own handmade piece of lace. You will make a lace bracelet with 3 basic lace techniques. The teaching of these handmade lace techniques is almost extinct. Most lace nowadays is machinemade in China.

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What's included

  • Equipment
    During the course you can use our equipment to make lace (lace cushion, bob...
From $31
/ person

Meet your host, Lieven

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 9 Reviews
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I am hosting my mothers workshop. She is making lace for over 30 years and is an expert combining the traditional lace technique with modern design. Graduated from the Bruges academy in the 80s.
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Where you'll be

The lessons take place at our home, not far from the Atomium. Easily reachable by public transport from the centre (tram 3 esplanade till the last stop, then walk 700m).

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Zijin
December 2019
This is literally the best experience! I am a crocheter and I am so interested in this kind of lace techniques. Their home is full of art pieces, so warm so sweet. I learned 3 different techniques and had great fun! My friend is not good at crafting but Lieven and his mother explained to her so patiently that she loves it as well! We received little gifts when we left and those are so beautiful! I definitely wanna come again and strongly recommend this experience to EVERYONE! Come and have fun! 真的太有趣了,我觉得任何人都能从中得到乐趣!想跟着奶奶一直学! 너무 재밌어요! 선생님 너무 친절합니다:) 재일 특별한 체험!
This is literally the best experience! I am a crocheter and I am so interested in this kind of lace techniques. Their home is full of art pieces, so warm so sweet. I learned 3 diff…
Elliot
August 2019
Another amazing experience. I just can't get enough of lace-making. This second lesson was a little more challenging, but totally worth it at the end because the product was beautiful (at least the part the host did haha). I would definitely recommend a second lesson if you liked the first. It's such a fun and relaxing way to spend the afternoon. Just like last time, the host was extremely patient even after the 50th time I forgot to twist the end. And Leuven was an awesome host!
Another amazing experience. I just can't get enough of lace-making. This second lesson was a little more challenging, but totally worth it at the end because the product was beauti…
Elliot
August 2019
This was an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It's a little bit of a learning curve in the beginning, but by the end, you feel like you've really learnt something. Then it's really fun and relaxing. The instructor was very, very kind, truly cared about her craft, and has the patience of an angle. And Lieven is an amazing interpreter. I would wholeheartedly recommend this experience to anyone who enjoys crafts. Thank you both sooooo much for this experience!
This was an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It's a little bit of a learning curve in the beginning, but by the end, you feel like you've really learnt something. Then it's…
Fa
August 2019
I spent a great moment with Lieven and his mother! it's a precious experience to learn making lace and the history of lace. I appreciated all the preparation they did for me and teach me patiently! I will surely join the class again and I recommend to everyone!
I spent a great moment with Lieven and his mother! it's a precious experience to learn making lace and the history of lace. I appreciated all the preparation they did for me and te…
Katarzyna
August 2019
I highly recommend this workshop for everyone, especially those that are interested in the crafts. Both my mother and me we spend great 2 hours, learning a lot and seeing personal collections of laces. Great time and we will come back for sure one day!
I highly recommend this workshop for everyone, especially those that are interested in the crafts. Both my mother and me we spend great 2 hours, learning a lot and seeing personal…
Yitao
July 2019
It’s an absolutely amazing experience. My first time to make lace, it’s so beautiful and the workshop is easy for beginners. Lieven and his mom are very friendly and give me some sweet gifts:) I made my own bracelet and I think it’s a really good way to know Belgian culture. I love this workshop very much and if I have time I hope to visit them again and learn more techniques. The house is near Atomium and easy to find. Highly recommend to all people :p
It’s an absolutely amazing experience. My first time to make lace, it’s so beautiful and the workshop is easy for beginners. Lieven and his mom are very friendly and give me some s…

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    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 2 guests ages 12 and up can attend.