Thursday, November 12, 2015

Making Lace

“Out of the way! We are in the throes of an exceptional emergency! This is no occasion for sport ― there is lace at stake!"
~Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford

Sharing some impressive artisans represented in paintings, sculptures, and film today:

Busy Hands & Active Mind
photo by Dick Jensen

A Lacemaker, Le Puy
by Sabine Baring-Gould

La puntaire
by Josep Viladomat
photo by Canaan

Lace-making in Venice 1894
by Anders Zorn

A serenade for the lacemakers, Venice
by Antonio Ermolao Paoletti

Rendas de Bilros
photo by RitaMoreira2011

Die Spitzenklöppler
by Emile Jacques (1874-1937)

photo by Michael Brace

The Soviet Union 1957, Vologda Lace Making
photo by Fioshin

1 comment:

HWY said...

Really interesting film...such beautiful lace pieces and such dedicated lace makers, especially with the advent of cheaper machine lace.

Lovely art work depicting lace making. Thanks for the insight!