Program TitlesBinche Lace
Russian Tape Lace
Color in Torchon
Introduction to Flanders
Starts & Finishes
Intermediate Bucks Point
John and Kathy Hensel began producing lacemaking videos in 1989 in collaboration with Christine and David Springett of The British College of Lace. The first 23 video programs were filmed over a period of 7 years. 19 of these were lacemaking programs and 4 were woodturning videos scripted by David Springett. Several years later when the college closed, video program production stopped. Most of these early lacemaking programs are still available for purchase from Van Sciver Bobbin Lace in Ithaca, New York or directly from C & D Springett in Rugby, England.
Then, in 2003, Kathy and John decided to again produce instructional programs. Their first new program, Russian Tape Lace with Lia Baumeister-Jonker, was released. Since then, eight more programs have been produced.
Kathy has a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from UCLA and Masters degree in Teaching from Pacific University. She has worked as an elementary school teacher and school librarian in California and most recently, assisting with video production and acting as webmaster for a Eugene, Oregon-based company. Kathy not only serves as the consultant to the teachers, but also consults during the editing phase of each program. In addition, she designs and creates the layout for the print materials and pattern sheets as well as authoring the program DVDs. Kathy has been and continues to be a passionate bobbin lacemaker and also enjoys lace knitting, tatting, Hardanger and counted cross stitch.
John has an Associates of Arts Degree and in 1977 did an apprenticeship in filmmaking at 20th Century-Fox Studios in Beverly Hills, California. He was employed there for 17 years working in film editing on such television series as Trapper John, M.D., L.A. Law and many television movies and feature films. For the past 15 years John has continued working in filmmaking at a Eugene, Oregon-based company producing, directing and editing videos on CPR and First Aid topics. John constructs the sets, does the camera work and edits the video programs.
The Hensels are currently retired and enjoy living in the fir covered hills northeast of Eugene, Oregon with their two Scottish Terriers, Molly and Daisy, who rule the household.