Friday, July 27, 2012

Bobbin Lace

Bobbin Lace by purplecatcards
Bobbin Lace, a photo by purplecatcards on Flickr.
Trying out Flickr photos for my blog!  Yes this works!!!  Two thumbs up.

Artist's statement for Arts and Old Lace challenge quilt:

Name of the quilt: Bobbin Lace

The lace-maker's pillow with its array of bobbins and multi-colored beads is an art form in itself.  Sometimes called "pillow lace",  for the pillow used to hold the pins, or "bone lace", because fish bones were used by lace makers who couldn't afford pins.  All bobbin lace is the result of two simple movements - the "cross" and the "twist".

I included the small lady spider because, of course, she is the original lace-maker.

Miss Spider

Theses ladies served as my inspiration for my quilt.


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