Drawing Antique Lace Lesson
Remember your grandmother's lace? Learn the tricks and tips on how to make your drawings look like white lace snippets, drawn over black paper.
Learn to draw lovely, delicate lace
• Understand how lace is built
To be able to draw it, you must understand it. Learn the very basic structure of how lace is built. It will be your "aha!" moment!
• Draw entire lace pieces or just a single motif
Needlelace is made of different motifs that are connected in certain ways. You can draw lace as large or as small as you like!
• What makes a drawing have that lacy feeling?
You'll learn the secrets of how to make any drawing -- using any kind of pen over paper -- have a lacy feeling, once you understand how lace is built.
• White lace over black
In this lesson you'll learn how to draw and apply white gel pen over black paper to create gorgeous white lace. One full project in the main lesson, plus a second project in the bonus video.
• And so many tips and tricks!
Every lesson is packed with tips that can help you with ALL of your projects and make you a better artist.
WHY THIS LESSON IS IMPORTANT!
The Invisible Thread
In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify the characteristics of a piece of lace. Once you understand those basic traits, you can create any kind of design with a lacy look! You'llA secondary but extremely valuable lesson is to grasp the importance of line-width contrast. This lesson is all about contrast and connections.
Advanced 56-minute long video, including an ebook, bonus PDFs and supplemental video
Includes video captions!
StartDrawing Antique Lace Advanced Video - 56 minutes
StartDrawing Antique Lace "Video to Ebook" PDF - 37 pages
StartAntique Lace Recipe Card PDF - 1 page
StartDrawing Antique Lace Borders Sampler and Recipe Cards PDF - 2 pages
StartDrawing Lace Edge Supplemental Video - 12 minutes
StartLace Design using Opaque Markers Case Study Bonus PDF - 1 page
Hi there! I'm Eni Oken, artist since the age of 8, art instructor and teacher for almost 30 years, author of hundreds of articles, tutorials, video lessons and ebooks online and books in print, on various different subjects such as fantasy design, jewelry making and in recent years, the Zentangle method. My true passion is exploring methods and tools on how a person can create something remarkable in art, and teaching it to others so they can grow artistically.
Certified Zentangle Teacher® since 2016
Frequently Asked Questions
"This was really cool to learn how you can translate a lace pattern of fabric into a delicate piece of art work. My grandmother and mother used to do some lace work, so it struck a very fond "memory cord" in me. Thanks for the presentation and opportunity to create!"
-Jayne Carbone via email
"I'm only halfway through our new antique lace tutorial but I had to hit Pause button to share how much I love this lesson. As I am listening, it seems I am feeling Eni's love for her grandmother and I feel similarly towards mine. Some of the old arts that were created by our ancestors are falling away. My great aunt did "tatting", my grandmother was a seamstress and loved to crochet, my mother embroidered, etc. I had to stop the video because my eyes were filled with tears as I thought of those who came beofre and to whom we owe so much. Thank you, Eni, for reminding me of some deeply treasured people/memories and simpler time. Now I can continue watching and learning...
-Paula S. via facebook
"I just loved the Antique Lace lesson!! I need to get some different white pens. I would also like to try some colored beads (besides the gold).You are such a great teacher! Your style is my learned style. Thank you so much."
-Sallie Gurth via email
"Love your lesson!
Dear Eni, I’ve had a lot of fun ”sewing” on my tile!
I can’t wait to try others from your art club."
-Maria Tovar via email