Monday, January 03, 2005
Inspired by Drochel Lace
Finally another piece of lace finished. It is quite large about 110 cm wide and nearly 300 cms long. The straight stitching took forever- or that is the way it seemed. I am cutting out the motifs for another piece, and my thumb is getting numb from holding the scissors, but I have only a few motifs to go so can start the sewing on that today- more straight lines-or maybe I will make them whirl around- free hand. And another piece is well into the planning. Have to make the gocco print for it, and do the drawing, and I will also use some polyester film I have and transfer dye it as well- so that I can create a juxtaposition of positive and negative in the whole piece. I am still trying to work out how I can incorporate a piece of my grandmothers writing into a lace piece, not so much for the content but for the beauty of the writing which is very much like copperplate writing, and of itself very lacy.