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Crowdfunder Launched 19th March 2018
Through teaching Louise has seen many people struggle with the preparation required to make bobbin lace, either through difficulty with sight or with their hands, (or sometimes through lack of time) and so she came up with an idea to help with this problem. Through working with the Big House project, Louise developed and produced prototypes of laser cut lace prickings and after students tested them, decided to take the steps to make the project a reality and help lacemakers worldwide. The project aims to remove this barrier to being able to make lace, by producing the patterns ready to work - with markings on card and holes ready pricked.
A grant was secured to part fund the project and Louise launched the crowdfunder to match fund the grant along with personal investment. The crowdfunder is at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/digital-lace-patterns and will only make the project a reality if the full amount is raised by 12md on 16th April.
Various pledge rewards are available and donations also welcome to make it happen, and be part of this innovation new approach to lacemaking.
Please watch the videos and see the updates for more information.
Crowdfunder process image
Laser cutt Prickings for lacemaking
Craft and Design Month
Exhibition featured on Crafts and Design Crafts month of May, for the East midlands area.
To view the listing visit the Craft and Design Month website.
First solo exhibition
Pickford’s House Museum 23rd April - 7th August 2011
This exhibition will contain many pieces of traditional bobbin lace, made over a number of years, some of my original designs, alongside the contemporary three dimensional sculptured collar which formed part of the work for stage one of MA ADAPT. The contemporary work includes traditional techniques, in contemporary materials, technology and jewellery.
Meet the artist event 23rd April 2011 11am-3pm and 24th April 1pm-4pm
Artist talk 27th April 2011 1pm-2pm
Demonstrations of bobbin lacemaking by the artist - 7th May, 11th June, 2nd July, 6th August 2011.