On Friday I had the pleasure to take part in the Lace:heritage and contemporary textile practice - event with a fantastic speaking panel at Nottingham Trent University. Speakers like Professor Jualian Ellis OBE - who talked about technical embroidery and its use in medicine - now I know how an artificial clavicle looks like - IMPRESSIVE! An artist that fascinated me firstly because of her patience with drawing and secondly because of her detailed work was Teresa Whitfield, who creates detailed hand-drawn lace work, inspired by old photographs and by historical lace in archives. Are drawings actually look like real lace! The artists Lucy Brown and Danica Maier talked about their work and how it is related to lace. Furthermore I had a look through the Journeys in Lace - Part Two exhibition at the Bonington Gallery and had the pleasure to listen to a fantastic presentation of Paul Simmons of Timorous Beasties. Their work really impressed me as well as the presentation delivered a good overview about the philosophy of Timorous Beasties (and for me it was a helpful lecture!). At the end Professor Lesley Millar MBE delivered a fantastic speech about her work and about last year´s Lost in Lace-exhibition, which she curated. Impressive, what Professor Millar achieved.
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