Friday, 12 October 2012
Today a very lovely, and extremely busy, colleague gave up a precious hour of her time to share her passion for all things lace with 4 of our textiles students. She bought in a large range of her own work, samples of lace she has collected and images of lace she has acquired. She was a font of knowledge and was able to share facts from smuggling lace, Queen Victoria's wedding dress to how to make lace on a train. She really impressed the students (and me) with her samples of textured lace made from wools and how to use buttonhole stitch to achieve a lacy effect.