Bobbin lace became part of my life 46 years ago. I was 21, and I saw an advertisement for bobbin lace lessons. I thought I must try this. After the first lesson I was so excited, my enthusiasm was contagious. For the next lesson my 2 sisters joined the class also. Then our mother could not resist. We had a lot of fun learning to make lace together. We would help each other. It brought us closer to each other. Bobbin lace became part of my life, and now it runs in. My blood.
was introduced to the basics of bobbin lace-making in high school during after-school classes.
At that time, I did not know anything about this kind of art and agreed to study to to.make my teacher happy. I did not have a deep desire to learn this technique. These classes were not mandatory, and very few people wanted to attend them voluntarily. I studied physics, history, languages. Learning something extra after school was my hobby. I had a dream to become a clothing designer now I’m glad that didn't happen.
The tradition of lacemaking has always been at my home. Bobowa (name of my hometown) it is the oldest lace center in Poland, where lace traditions are cultivated up to this day. However, when I was a little girl, it was the last thing which could somehow interest me. The breakthrough occurred in 2000 when the first International Festival of Bobbin Lace took place in Bobowa.
Last year I went for the opening reception of exhibition Lace not lace in Clinton New Jersey. One of the exhibiting artists was Waco Ono. Her art is different from other lace artists. It is playful, radiating joy and happiness and it is bringing something calming to the soul at the same time. Waco is a Japanese artist.
We are delighted to be able to offer traditional Linen Lace making Thread from Poland to lace makers in the United States. This 100% Linen thread is the same lace linen thread that has been used by lace makers in Poland for ages.
We want to introduce to you a talented bobbin lace artist. We hope you will enjoy reading Veronique`S story as much as her work. We asked Veronique a few questions. Veronique, when did you first, discover bobbin lace and what made you start creating your own?
Her work is exceptional. We asked her a few questions. Her writing is as beautiful as her lace. Do you have a cup of good tea or coffee? If yes, sit down with us and enjoy Marika’s world When did you learn bobbin lace?
First time in her life she came in contact with bobbin lace technique when she was 10. It was after school program, and she learned all basic patterns and stitches. Her teacher was very strict, and she had to learn everything well.