Friday, July 15, 2011

Artsy Fartsy Friday~~~The Art of Lace Making

                          Did your wedding dress have lace on it? Well, if it did; the lace may have been made using one of these two methods. I had no idea how it was made.It looks so confusing! Just watching their hands work it made me wonder how the heck do they keep track of the pattern?



    Hope you enjoyed this week's art.
Blessings, Joanne   


  1. The first video is amazing! It appears that she is braiding the threads really fast! I've never seen anything like it. The second way is the more well known. I always remember my mother telling me that the art of making lace is called tatting, and it is very hard!

  2. I actually made yards of tatted lace for my wedding dress and veil - took ages and was a labour of love - but afterwards I didn't want to see a tatting shuttle for some time!

  3. how cool little man and i watched them together and he was glued to it

  4. I didn't have a wedding dress and the dress my wife wore didn't have any lace. Actually, and it may sound strange, though I think lace looks pretty, I have a tremendous aversion to feeling lacy and frilly things. My wife thinks it's silly, but it's almost like a phobia.

    Tossing It Out

  5. Fascinating video. How in the world can fingers move that fast?

    My wedding dress was a white sweater knit with pastel stripe across the top. No lace.

  6. @ Ginny~ I couldn't believe how the woman just twisted and turned the bobbins and somehow it made sense to her!

    @ Sue H~ Oh That must have looked beautiful. Any chance that you will post a picture of your dress?

    @ Becca~ Believe me I was glued too! I wish I could create something like that!

    @ Arlee Bird~ I know exactly what you are talking about. It's a sensory thing. I have it with raw fish and some holographic type covers on books....ugh makes my skin crawl!

    @ Beth~ I have seen your wedding picture on your blog...simply beautiful!

  7. Joanne - this will give you some idea - you should be able to click on the pic to enlarge ;-)


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