Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Patience, Patience

At the Victorian Day where I modeled the 1880's gown, there were several exhibits of crafts, including a table of lace-makers.

Their work is beautiful and breathtakingly delicate. Each one of those decorated sticks is attached to a slender thread that is wound between the pins, making the lace pattern.

This is a coarser wire lace, still very pretty.

As SwingDaddy put it when I showed him the pictures, "If you go to hell, this will be your assignment." Indeed, I would go out of my mind trying to do that kind of work. But for the ladies who demonstrated the craft, it was relaxing and meditative.


Anonymous said...

Wow. It certainly ups my respect for the lace that Ada gave Laura Ingalls!

Bob said...

Besides making the lace, you can use the small baseball bats for kids.

Asianmommy said...

Wow--I had no idea that making lace was so complicated.