Geisha Spring

Geisha Spring - 600

Title: Geisha Spring
The Design:  This design is based on a mid 20th century Japanese kimono in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. White clouds, overlaid by pale red, yellow and blue streaks, evoke the late winter, early spring season in Japan when plum blossoms and bamboo leaves appear. Lace artist Laura Friesel has explored the dimensionality possible in lace by working in Torchon, Withof Duchesse, Chantilly and Honiton techniques, and overlaying varying densities from sheer to solid in this work.
The Materials:  Piper’s Silk Floss
Piper’s Silk 140/2
Gutermann Silk 100/2
Knox Linen 35/2
Belding Corticelli Silk Buttonhole
 The Dimensions: Image size      15 ¾” h x 10” w      (40cm x 25.4cm)
Framed size   23 ¼” h x 17 ¼”w    (59cm x 43.7cm)
 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.
Awards: Best in Show, Fiber Arts
Ellarslie Open, Trenton, NJ 2009