This is the small silk paper fan I made for the Valtopina Lace and Embroidery Museum exhibition. The theme for the exhibition this year was a fan based on one the four elements: earth, air, fire, water. I chose water, although I have since decided to make a series of four fans, one for each element, using the same pattern but different colourways. I wanted to make a fan that could be used rather than just a fan leaf and came up with the idea of using a wire form and embedding the lace in silk paper. I took photos of each stage of the process, which I’ll post another time, so you can see how I made the silk paper and embedded the lace within it.