Alencon Lace @ The Willis Museum
- Basingstoke area
- Willis Museum
- 10:00am Saturday 18 May 2013 to Saturday 29 Jun 2013
Since the 16th century, Basingstoke s French twin town Alençon has been home to fine lace-making. Made with needles, the Point d Alençon requires a high level of skills and craftsmanship as making just one square centimetre of lace takes up to seven hours. This exhibition at the Willis Museum provides the opportunity to discover the technique behind the Point d Alençon and to admire unique original pieces. On Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June 2013, two of the seven lace-makers who are the only ones in the wolrd who possess the production technique for the Point d Alençon will be at the Museum to show how Alençon lace is made.
This unique exhibition is brought to you by the Ville d Alençon, the Alençon-Basingstoke Twinning Association and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.
Thanks to: Ville d Alençon Service Communication
Image:Musée des Beaux Arts et de la Dentelle d'Alençon
- Cost: Admission Free
- Venue: Willis Museum
- Telephone: 0845 603 5635