Lets get inspired Heike S Muller-Otto German Lace Artist
Interview with Bobbin Lace Wire Artist Heike S. Muller-Otto
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.
Then time went by, she became a teenager and had different ideas in her life. She abandoned her bobbins for some time,
When she reached age 25, her passion for bobbin lace came back to the life. She realized she did not forget anything, and creativity and willingness to make lace got stronger.
Heike was playing with the idea to create lace jewelry with silver. She looked everywhere, but nobody was working with this material. She could not learn this from anyone; she was alone.
Before she started to work with silver, she tried different materials, copper, brass and stainless steel. But still, the idea of working with silver was still in her mind. In 2008 she ordered first silver.
She found inspiration in work of Lauran Sundin.
Heike’s own creation is inspired by nature, not just vegetation but also butterflies and dragons, those in her creations are very poetic. Combination of silver and semiprecious stones have an amazing outcome. She is using beautiful lines, organic shapes, this could resemble Art Nuevo style.
I asked Heike to share with us a funny story. Her story is very romantic. You see, you never know what happiness can bobbins bring you. Let's try making lace,
“In 2010, I had an assignment. I should make a tree in real gold. I had 50 meters. I wound some bobbins ...... and then my spool was almost all. I thought that I was robbed. I did not know where the wire should be...
So I went to the police with panic. I filed a complaint against an unknown person. The policeman fell head over heels in love with me... Today we are married. There was no gold missing. It was wound on the bobbins. I had wound up too much.” You see, you never know what kind happiness bobbins can bring to you. Let's try making lace,