Dove of Peace - 550

Title:  Dove
The Design: Inspired by Picasso’s line drawings and Japanese ink drawings, lace artist Laura Friesel used the early Italian Mimosa technique along with the more complex French Chantilly style to capture the look of calligraphy and fine brush work in bobbin lace. The gossamer work seems to float against its dark background, its many tight turns made possible by pliable Egyptian cotton.
The Materials:   Egyptian Cotton 80/2
 The Dimensions: Image size     9 7/8” x 10 1/8”    (25.1cm x 25.6cm)
Framed size   15” x 15 7/8”        (38.1cm x 40.4cm)
 The Technique: Bobbin Lace dates from the 15th century and employs threads wrapped
around separate bobbins. Using traditional weaving techniques, the lace
maker manipulates each individual thread providing unlimited creative
opportunities in design. Pins support the threads as they are woven together
to create the pattern.