Saturday, August 06, 2005

Learning to Lace

Learning to Lace
Originally uploaded by notionnanny.
This weekend I attended a two-day course taught by Elizabeth Prickett in an agricultural hall in Kendal, along with a group of women called the Lakeland Lacemakers. Elizabeth laid out examples of her work on a small stage, and then came around giving individual instruction to each person throughout the day. Over tea and biscuits, I worked quietly, trying to make my fingers do the intricate needlework while listening to the local gossip, including news of various deaths and terminal illnesses as well as childhood stories of life during World War II.

This is my work area, showing the beginnings of my own sampler atop of Elizabeth's book, opened to the page explaining the "pyramid" shape.


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