Vrouw Wolle ~ Viltacademie

Pine Needles Scarf ~ Homage to Borris Lace

September 1-2-3, 2023
by leiko Uchiyama

Pine Needles is one of the wet felt techniques which I use to make beautiful lacy felt. I was inspired by the pine needles spread on the snow in the mid90’s in my home town of Sapporo, Japan.

More recently I came across a beautiful lace which was invented in the 19th century in Borris village where I live in Ireland. After I made a few pieces of lace, I came back to my own material, wool.

This is one of the variations of the Pine Needles technique, an homage to Borris Lace.

In this 3 days class, we are going to learn the basics of the Pine Needles technique with different applications of its surface design.


  • 10am - 17pm (studio is open from 9.30am)
  • Price: €335
  • Included: homemade lunch, drinks, biscuits and sweets, excl. materials
  • Location: Studio Vrouwwolle, Kapelstraat 81 (behind the Citroëngarage), B-2910 Essen
  • the material list will be sent to you at the latest 4 weeks before the course + payment of the course fee
  • Experience: some felting experience required
Pine Needles Scarf ~ Homage to Borris Lace
The other side of the blue scarf
Blue Pine needles wrap  Creation of Leiko
Olive/pink scarf  Creation of Leiko
The other side of the olive/pink scarf