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Working with lace and textiles – courses for adults and children

Not only are we a museum but we also offer interesting, creative and educational courses. Our garden and gallery are creating a pleasing atmosphere, under which guests can do handicrafts under professional guidance.
Teachers and students can participate in extracurricular activities as well as in syllabus related activities. Visit our courses and enjoy the creative exchange.

Our courses speak to both, adults and children. Now we are also offering a mobile project for schools.

Courses for children and teenagers

Embroidery – stitch for stitch
With this course one can learn how to embroider by hand. In comparison to hand embroidery the techniques of machine embroidery are shown. This course is suited for children at the age of 5-10 (preschool to primary school).

Designs with lace
In this course children can create and produce precious objects out of lace, felt and fabric. This course is suited for children at the age of 5-10 (preschool to primary school)

Industrialization in Plauen
At the example of the embroidery industry, the industrial development in the 19th century and its social impact are explained. This course is suited for children in year 7 to 10 / 6th to 9th grade.

Courses for adults

Live out your creativity with lace, fabric and punch cards
Explore what you can make out of lace. This course is suited for interested visitors and family gatherings.

Lace certificate
You will receive a guided tour through the Embroidery Machine Museum with explanations regarding Plauen lace. At the end you can earn a certificate after passing a small test.

Lace diploma
First, you come to know the "Embroidery Machine Museum" through a guided tour. Afterwards, you can design your own masterpiece after the example of Plauen “air lace”. This course is suited for interested visitors and family gatherings.