Sunday, 31 March 2013


Being given lace from St Helena Hospice has sparked an interest in looking at vintage lace. We have a vintage cupboard at uni and I have never looked in there before. I can't believe I haven't! It was full of beautiful things. I looked in the lace boxes and just loved the patterns, details and frailty of it all.
I also looked at the details such as embroidery as this is something I want to include in my final major project.

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The differences in the lace and patterns are amazing and I liked the discolouring of the lace to show its age. I also like the details such as the layering of lace over other materials and embroidery with big bold stitches. 

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Inspiration... Fiona Rose...

I got the pleasure of looking at a previous students and now tutor's work that she created using old pieces of lace and clothing. This was really inspiring and gave me lots of ideas with what I could do, especially after being given all the lace pieces from St Helena Hospice. Fiona's work is really high quality and you can tell a lot of love and attention was put into it. I love the way she has used the different shaped pieces of lace and crochet to create garment shapes and details.

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This inspired me to use some of the pieces I got from the charity shop to create shapes on the stand.

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