Wednesday, 12 March 2014

A new twist on lace

‘A new twist on lace’ was the title of the workshop Gail Baxter and I did with students at Nottingham Trent University earlier this week. We had a great time working without traditional bobbins or pillow and using all sorts of different ‘threads’. The students were very innovative and tried out various combinations of stitches and yarns. Some of them also manipulated the shape of their pieces forming curves and fan shapes. We also took with us a couple of traditional lace pillows for them to try working on, and as you can see from the image above, several of them enjoyed working traditional half stitch, pin, half stitch net in coloured threads to show them how the threads moved through the work. It was fun working with the students and we hope it gave them a good idea of what can be done using lace techniques.

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