Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bobbin lace

When I was in Mexico I had the great fortune to sit next to a lovely woman, Yumi Mutoh, from Japan. Yumi hand makes bobbin lace, and below is a photo she sent me of a piece she recently made. Isn't it absolutely stunning? People always ask us beaders how we have the patience to bead, well, I think that what Yumi does takes far more patience and skill than anything I have ever done. She will be entering this piece in an exhibition this spring. I look forward to seeing more of her work.


Carol said...

Amazing! That's all. Just Amazing.

freebird said...

Making the lace is fun and not overly difficult. Making the design is the hard part. I would think any beader would enjoy making lace too - you can even add beads to it. I haven't made any in years and am really a beginner but I can tell you it is worth learning.

No Easy Beads said...

My brother's mil makes lace and I was intrigued with the process and the beauty of the lace she creates. She made a baptismal gown. You couldn't put a price on something like that.