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"Thread Around Holes"

June 27 - October 31

When most people think of lace, they think of something white, fragile and old.  The Lace Museum’s upcoming exhibit, “Thread Around Holes,” hopes to dispel that idea. Twenty contemporary lace artists working in a variety of media from wire to ceramic to cyanotype as well as traditional thread will be featured.  Pieces are vibrant in color and several incorporate beads.  They range in size from a few centimeters to a life size human figure and a life size tree.   Bobbin Lace, Needle Lace, knitting, crochet, tatting, ceramics and 2-D art will all be seen in a new light at this exhibit.  A student’s corner will showcase lace made by school-age children in lace museum classes.
Many of the guest artists are from the Bay Area, with a few from other parts of California, Texas, Washington and Oregon.
Come and see how modern artists are re-thinking the art and craft of lace making.  The use of color, the use of unusual materials and the use of lace in other media such as ceramics is extending the visual appeal of lace.
The exhibit will also feature a small exhibit entitled “Make Lace not War!” featuring 20th century anti-war and patriotic themed pieces of lace and lace-making tools.

Rosa Libre Lace



Crocheted Lace Necklace



Knitted wire