Design created with the influence of the Nottingham machine lace designer, Amy Atkins, after viewing her original drawings in a Nottingham Museum. She designed for the Nottingham Lace Industry between 1904 and 1914. The design is a small motif, which was inspired from a much larger design.
A large sculptural multimedia piece of wearable art created as part of stage one MA ADAPT. The piece is designed and incorporates memories from 19th Century lace, Victorian plant hunters and influences and uses both traditional and contemporary techniques and materials. The piece seeks to remind of the history of this period but portray it in a contemporary way.
The contemporary design of this arrangement was inspired by the early spring flowers of a large Magnolia tree in the local arboretum. The tree flowers before the leaves appear and give a dramatic effect. The lace was made in silver plated wire with the stems created in Kumihimo techniques. This piece was created for City and Guilds Diploma in Lacemaking.