I absolutely adore lace. It has such a romantic and ethereal quality, yet used in certain ways can be quite bold and provocative. I love to use lace in my event design. In dark colours it adds a moodiness and depth, in pale colours it adds a soft frailty. I have been designing and producing bespoke lace panels pretty much since I started doing events…from Middle Eastern Royal weddings to Christian Louboutin’s shop windows; Lace just works on so many levels. What is so especially wonderful is that it can be personalized with monograms, initials, logos, artworks.
I recently visited the factory in Scotland that creates these beautiful pieces for me, it is the last factory in the world that produces Nottingham and Madras lace. It was so wonderful to see a factory that has been running since Victorian times still in action (with working original machinery!) It is incredible to see something as intricate as a piece of lace being made; so much work and detail goes into each piece. Much as I appreciated lace for it’s beauty I now appreciate how much intensity of labour goes into it’s making.
All the more reason to make and to treasure.
Thousands of beautiful wooden bobbins.
How beautiful are the machines?
Christian Louboutin‘s lace panels. Branded Lace
Dita Von Teese’s Lace panel. Monogram Lace
Kova & T Logo lace