Lace Badgelace

(Discover Art)

by Suzanne Vicoryosmanson


(You may use higher level requirements as optional requirements with an adult’s permission.)


Penguins – Do 3 requirements including the one starred.

_____ 1.*  Know what lace is.  Look at pictures, or real samples, of at least 5 different types of lace.


Otters – Do 4 requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1.*  Do Penguin requirement #1

_____ 2. *  Learn the history of lace.  How has it changed over time?


Dolphins - Do 5 requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1.*  Do Otter requirements  #1 & #2

_____ 2.*  Make a lace sample board with scraps of different types of lace


Butterflies - Do 6 requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1.*  Do Dolphin requirements  #1 & #2

_____ 2.*  Learn about the different types of lace and be able to identify at least 3 different types by sight:  Needle lace; Cutwork, or whitework;  Bobbin lace; Tape lace; Knotted lace; including macramé and tatting; Crocheted lace; Knitted lace; Machine-made; any style of lace created or replicated using mechanical means; Chemical lace.


Eagles - Do 7 requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1.*  Do Butterfly requirements  #1 & #2

_____ 2.* Discuss how lace went from being an industry to a hobby.


Owls:  Do 9 requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1. *  Do Eagle requirements 1 & 2

_____ 2. *  Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone.   You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge.   If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.



Optional Requirements:

_____ 3.  Find out the basic tools needed to make lace: pillow, bobbins, pins, thread

_____ 4.  Learn the three basic types of pillows, how to choose your pillow based on the type of lace you are making

_____ 5.  Learn the two types of spindles (spangled and continental and how to choose which type to use based on the lace you are making

_____ 6.  Learn about the differences in pin sizes and how this affects your finished lace

_____ 7.  Learn about threads, why you should use certain fiber contents for best results

_____ 8.  Learn about patterns: be able to recognize  5 designs based on your age level;

_____ 9.  Learn the best way to prepare your paper pattern for lacemaking, why you should laminate your paper pattern?

_____ 10.  Learn the two different movements to making lace: the twist and the cross make a simple lace pattern.

_____ 11.  Make a piece of lace and enter it in a fair or contest

_____ 12.  Participate in a service project that involves lace such as teaching others how to make lace, or designing an exhibit for others to learn about lace.

_____ 13.  Watch lacemaking demonstrations

_____ 14.  Tour a lace factory

_____ 15.  Attend a meeting of a lace guild

_____ 16.  Create a piece of art using lace

_____ 17.  Try your hand at designing a lace pattern


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