For the last five centuries, lace was made by hand, of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern. The thread used was silk, linen, silver or gold. The lace was made in different ways (needle lace, bobbin lace, crochet lace…) and was used for decorating collars and cuffs, dresses and underwear of clergy and royalties. It was also used for decorating homes and linen.
Our great grandmothers and grandmothers were brought up to play piano, read poetry and make lace. In the 60ies, their daughters kept those lace doyleys under the glass on coffee tables and commodes.
In the second half of the 20th century, lace became less popular. It is not “modern” any more.
I have created a contemporary lace made of laser-cut PMMA leftovers. My Neck Lace evokes the glorious golden times of the lace. It is a necklace and a collar, it is modern and light and it is gentle and bold at the same time. The Neck Lace is connecting our past with our present.