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The Beautiful Art of Making Lace

When we were travelling through Sri Lanka I met Sri Romi, in Tissamaharama who taught me the extremely time consuming, the intricate and delicate traditional craft of making lace.

I’ve always been a fan of lace. Amazed at the fine detail and delicate nature, it brings a certain sense of luxury to any piece of fabric. As a confident crocheter, I’ve still never been able to make a big enough piece of lace because it takes FOREVER!

The method Sri Romi uses is called Bobbin Lace. Using thin cotton thread she weaves, twists and braids each strand to create beautiful pieces of fabric.

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The Fear of Dyeing

The process of dyeing textiles has always been haunted me😨. I’ve always been a bit nervous to do it on my own – Worried that I’m going to get the mixture wrong. Burn a hole in my dye pot…  Or worse completely mess up the only bit of recycled fabric I had to create my next project.

Although I’m pro – “The Happy Accidents” there’s nothing worse than destroying a project because you made up the wrong solution for the quantity of fabric🤦‍♀️.

So how did I get over my fear? 

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