Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Where did lace come from? I don't know when humans first tatted the beautiful patterns that cling to a web of threads. These fine fabrics adorn altars, tablecloths, hair ribbons, bridal veils, and clothing. The inspiration though for the lacemakers' intriguing intricacies can be discovered throughout our existence - leaves caught in icicles, a spider's threaded web, the patterns of stars and planets we see in the night sky, threads of stamen and pistil and petals dangling from flower stems readying for seed, frost on a window pane, veins of a crumbling leaf, foam of the tide dotting the sand where a wave has withdrawn. They arrest the eye, nature's lace, here and there, like God doodling.

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