Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

March 25, 2013

Bobbin lace classes available for select few

By Sharron Eckert
Chronicle contributor

CROSSVILLE — The CACE organization at the Shanks Center for the Arts is sponsoring a unique class of making bobbin lace Friday, April 5, from 1 to 5 p.m. The instructor will be Elaine Ahrendt, who is perhaps one of the few people in this region who is experienced in making bobbin lace.

This class is unique not only in the fascinating use of fine thread, but also in that it is hoped that the adult students will be willing to become "helper-instructors" at the CACE Youth Expo scheduled for Saturday April 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For many years, Ahrendt’s bobbin lace table is one of the favorite activities, with students often waiting in line to experience this traditional craft.

Adult students may register for the April 5 class by contacting the Shanks Center at 787-1936 or on location, 140 North Main St., across from the Depot. The cost of the bobbin lace workshop is $15 with all materials supplied.

The April 5 class is limited in size, with preference given to those who are willing to participate in the April 13 Youth Expo event.