Monday, 28 May 2012

Lace Making - The Virtue of Patience!

Antique & Vintage Hand Loomed Linens and Lace

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Designed by Jenny Rees, made by Elizabeth May

I love antique embroidery and lace. I own a hand loomed table cloth with a lace appliqué centre found in an opp shop for about $15, its circa 20's and I use it all the time. Until recently I had not fully understood the painstaking work that goes into lace making, the images above are the before and after shots of a small approx 20cm x 7cm hand loomed lace bookmark.... can you imagine artisans of the bygone era sitting by candle light looming yards of lace for dresses and napery, I get impatient sewing with the benefit of electricity!! This has certainly given me a new found love and affection for vintage linens of all kinds!.

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