Thursday, 21 February 2008

Filet Crochet

Found out what the name of the cotton lace I am using! It is called Filet Crochet.

"Filet crochet is an old technique, which reached elaborate heights in the late nineteenth century. It is still very popular today, particularly in Holland, France and Germany, where it is used to make curtains, table cloths and figurative panels, as well as decorative edging. It consists of a regular square mesh, made from trebles (triples) and chain stitches, and the design is crated by filling in some of the spaces which blocks of stitches." sourced from Creative Needlecraft Handbook by Lucinda Ganderton

Hhhhhmmmm I have never been one for crochet or knitting - I have had a go - but the results were more like knotting! But I am feeling tempted to learn - just did a quick surf at how tos and I think I will have to ask someone to show me - those instructions look way too complicated

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Crafty Posts

Thanks to Lauren at Craft Victoria for posting my blog on their site today.

She was interested in this site being a place for documenting the development of my work.

I must say that June Fox has played a big role in all of this - I just adore the way she has set out her blog to capture her idea development. Thanks!

What I like about her site is the layout relates directly to the development of her ideas, then bodies of work from exhibitions and also works in progress.

I also get a kick out of her work as she works in craft based practice, mostly tapestry, then shifts it into animation and film making.

She has a show on the streets of Sydney at the moment for her current residency with First Draft if you are in town you might get to visit her cardboard planetariums.

I have also just discovered someone who first got me hooked into this blogging stuff has just started blogging again. JOY Looking forward to some inspirational reading Loobylu.


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