Lace Making Presentation Display
|2011 Candle Light Tour at Spring Mill State Park. Photo by David Black.
A Brief History of the Bedford College
of Lace Making
The Bedford College of Lace Making was officially founded by Stephen Bowman
in January of 2008, though in truth he has been teaching lace making for quite a bit longer. Stephen began teaching
tatting and crochet several years ago at local yarn shops in Bloomington, IN and then later moved his classes down to his
native Bedford, IN. There he began with a simple line up of classes including, Needle Tatting, the ABC's of Crochet,
Knitting 101 and Left-Handed Crochet for Beginners. Since then he has expanded to include Bobbin Lace, Pulled &
Drawn Thread Work and many more.
The Bedford College of Lace Making opened its
doors in late January 2008 at the Old Jail Art Center, which is located on "J" Street in Bedford, and operated from
this facility until March 2009, when it was decided that a larger facility was needed to house the college.
We are still in operation and are still having classes and
doing presentations to any organization or group that would like to engage the school.
|2011 SWIFT Meeting Demonstration