Tracing lace, 2016-17

Tracing lace began in 2016, it is the first Couture installation at the artist’s Haymerle Road SPACE Studio, London, September 2017.  The drawings are based on hand-knitted lace and machine-lace fabric, trimming and embroideries from family archive, gifts and recent acquisitions. Graphite pencils; shellac gum ink; Washi (Japanese paper), Koso (mulberry); Arches watercolour cotton paper and others; threads, glass-headed steel pins, steel pins, bamboo canes.

Photos © Carl Fox, photography

Marguerite, 2017, drawing detail.
Beau Monde Lace, 2017, wall installation.
Beau Monde Lace, 2017, detail.



Bermondsey Lace, 2017, installation.
Bermondsey Lace, 2017, installation, detail.

Tracing lace, Couture first studio installation, September 2017. 
Graphite pencils; shellac gum ink; Washi (Japanese paper), Koso (mulberry); Arches watercolour cotton paper and others; threads, glass-headed steel pins, steel pins, bamboo canes.

Marguerite, 2017.

Drawing, pencil on paper. Based on lace border from Paulette Dupré’s archive.  1mH x 0m66W.

Beau Monde Lace, 2017.

Overlapping length of mulberry paper, lead pencil, ink.  Drawing based on a soft-corded French Leavers lace fabric from Beau Monde collection.  1m64H x 0m60W

Bermondsey Lace, 2017. 

Installation, paper, mulberry paper, lead pencil, ink, glass headed pins, thread, bamboo cane.  Drawing in two sections, based on an early 20th century camisole fragment, machine-made wide embroidered tulle, purchased in Bermondsey market. 1m52H x 1m21W and 0m97H x 0m43W.

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