Thursday, May 19, 2016

Hand Made Lace

Isn't it sad so many of the crafts that were once made by hand, are being lost to this generation. When I traveled to Belgium a few years ago with my sweet hubby, we visited a shop that still had hand made lace.

The lady in the shop gave us a little demonstration on how the lace is made.

She told us it takes eight years to learn how to make fine lace.

She also told us the younger generation is not interested in making lace, so many of the shops sell imports.

Some of the lace was so amazing and very beautiful.

This shop was closed, so we could only see what was displayed in the window.

Maybe one day there will be a resurgence of interest in making fine handmade lace.

Have a beautiful week :-)


Gypsy Quilter said...

The bobbin lace making class is still being taught at the John C. Campbell folk school. Robin has been teaching the class for many years.

Lady Locust said...

Our society seems to want quick and easy, quick and easy. By being such there are so many who are unaware of the rewards of slow and steady. Beautiful!

margaret said...

lace making is still popular here in the UK they always have a stand at the knitting and stitching shows, have not tried it myself but had a friend years ago that made beautiful lace

Lori Smanski said...

this is gorgeous. I love lace. My mother in law got us some handmade lace from Belgium. Its a small circle with a pattern of flowers inside. I mounted it on a burgundy back ground and hung it up. It is so pretty.
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Allie-oops Designs said...

Eight years!!! I can see why. How sad that the old ways aren't popular anymore...everyone wants everything in a hurry.

Dora, the Quilter said...

There are so many different kinds of hand-made lace. The lady in Belgium was doing bobbin lace. Years ago I tried to get a shop where I worked to offer a class, but they couldn't find enough people to warrant bringing her to town.
I've been making tatted lace for about 40 year and have taught scores of people to make it--but I find myself doing more quilting and knitting than tatting lately.