Carole began lacemaking at the age of ten at a class in Hertfordshire. A few years later, following a family move to Aberdeen, her lacemaking developed with annual courses from Kitty Mason and tutors visiting the area to speak at the local Lace Day such as Pamela Nottingham and Veronica Sorensen.
Since 2001 Carole has joined the group traveling to Brugge to be taught by Anne-Marie Verbeke-Billet and Magda Malisse. The opportunity to learn from these experts in their field has been invaluable not only in the making of Flemish laces but in designing them too.
Now based in Perth, Carole teaches at courses around Scotland and, with a friend, has recently taken over the running on the annual Edinburgh Lace Course.
Carole enjoys teaching a wide variety of bobbin laces ranging from Torchon and British laces such as Bucks Point to the Flemish laces – Flanders, Binche, Mechlin, Brugge Flower Lace and Duchesse.
Carole is happy to help and support both beginners and more experienced lacemakers to develop their skills.
I only met Carol in August after having Kitty for so many years, and I was a little bit apprehensive, but I needent have worried, Carol was lovely from the moment I met her, she was very patient with me, nothing was to much trouble for her, she was a lovely teacher and person. I hope to have many more lessons with her. Cheers Sheila
Carole is a superb teacher. She is able to help people doing several different types of lace all in one class and that is a great skill.
I was delighted that Carole came as the tutor to the Alps this year. She has a quiet way of keeping everyone working at their own pace & she enjoys the leisure time with us. I look forward to having her as a tutor in the future.
Carole is a very experienced and knowledgeable tutor in many styles of lace, and her instructions and guidance are so clear, making the course so enjoyable.
We worked with Carol for the first time last year. She is an excellent tutor, who is fair with her time, knowledge, drawings, support information and advice. The atmosphere in the class was happy, friendly, with a lot of laughter and fantastic lace making. Loved it so much we have booked for next year.