Hello! Welcome to Hemmingbird Lace.

I offer tutored lacemaking holidays,with myself, Jane Webster, in carefully selected venues in the U.K. and Europe.My aim is to give you  the opportunity to pursue your hobby in the company of other lacemakers in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and with the guidance and assistance of an experienced tutor.

This is combined with opportunities for you to explore and enjoy the local area.
Where would I like I go?

 Courses and Events for 2020 - plus cruise 2021

All courses and holidays can incorporate the "Christmas Option"

Weekly Classes in Derbyshire

These run during normal school term times in blocks of 10 or 11 weeks with a half term.

The days and venues are : Tuesday 9.45 - 11.45 Bradwell Sports club (Hope Valley)

                                            Tuesday 1.00 - 3,00pm Apperknowle Centre (Chest/Sheff border)

                                             Thursday 1.00 - 3,00pm Tansley Village Hall (nr Matlock)

                                             Friday 9.45 - 11.45 Clay Cross Civic Centre

Contact Jane for full list of dates and costs



5th - 9th April 2020    Rydall Hall, Ambleside, LA 22 9LX

English and Continental laces. Your choice contact me to discuss

4 nights En-suite/Full Board/Tuition/packed lunches for days out/free refreshments throughout the day (standard room but upgrades/garden view £5.00pp per night extra). 

Cost £397.00 per person

Disabled access-Stair lift to upper floors(request when booking). Delightful and extensive grounds. Plenty of parking. Easy car/bus access to Ambleside and Grasmere

Book directly with the hotel.

Booking line 015394 32050 open Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.00 / Sat 9.30 - 12.30

Come with non-lace friends or family - reduction available

Currently Fully Booked - contact me for cancellations


Cruise 2020 Norway - August.                          Contact Jane for details Fully Booked

contact me for cancellations

Cruise 2021 Canary Island and Madeira - September  Booking now. Contact Jane for details



Sunday 12th July - Saturday 18th July 2020   Willersley Castle, Cromford.

A real castle in the Derbyshire Dales - a most beautiful holiday area. Come with non-lace friends or family and explore.

English and Continental Laces - your choice   Booking now - spaces

6 nights Ensuite/Full board No single supplement.

Cost £492.00 pp (standard accommodation, upgrade available)

Lift / Swimming Pool / Easy Parking / Disabled access 

NB - Saturday lunch is not included. You may book a lunch in the lounge or a packed lunch or neither, as is most suitable to your onward journey

Book Accommodation directly with the hotel 01629 582 270

Tuition - £75.00 -  Payable to Jane on the course. Cash or cheque to "Hemmingbird Lace"

Please inform Jane when you have booked accommodation either by email or phone to discuss lace choices

Special Note.

If you live near-by/have accommodation near-by/ or are bringing your caravan/motorhome to the area

there are two non residential teaching sessions available for this week

Days - Tuesday 14 July and /or Thursday 16th July 2020

The sessions each day run from 10-12.30 and 2.30-5.00 and both half day and full days include lunch.

You may choose a morning or afternoon session or a full day.

Cost for full day - £30.00    Cost for half day(am or pm)  - £23.00

Book non residential days with Jane 01246 453 134 before Wed 1st July


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