September 13, 2012

More Lace from Japan

The Leaves and Tally's in this piece are exquisite!

Beautiful work

Sorry this one is a little blurry -some of the pieces were very hard to photograph as they were behind glass
Here are another 3 pics of some of the stunning lace I saw during myJapan Lace Congress Trip :)

September 3, 2012

Bobbin Lace from Japan

Beautiful oval mat

I loved this piece - amazing!

A gorgeous sampler of Milanese stitches

Hi All - I have been very busy getting ready for my trip to the other side of the country - Sydney in 3 weeks time, staying with my friend, Ethel for a week then we go up to the venue for the Annual Australian Lace Guild conference week! Can't wait to catch up with my friends. Every 3 years the conference moves to a different Australian State - this is the 2nd year in New South Wales which means that it is also the "Triennial Lace Competition" - I have entered again this year - the theme is the Poem - "My Country" by Australian Poet Dorothy Mackellar (1885-1968) - a fabulous poem - amazing imagery - I had designed my piece within 2 hours of receiving the magazine with the information in it!!!! - very inspiring! Of course - no pics as it's all "secret squirrel" LOL...However I have been looking through the photo's that I took during from the International Lace Congress that I attended in Japan two years ago (I can't believe it's been 2 years!!!) I took many photo's of exquisite lace made by very talented Japanese people here are just 3 images :D