Memory of This World

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Wall Art – Triptych

Material: stainless steel, gold-plated copper
Technique: point ground lace
Size: 36 x 108 cm (14 x 42 inch)  total or 36 x 36 (14 x 14 inch) each panel

Artist’s Statement

In the midst of confusion and dis-order, when old ways are forgotten, coherence lost and all threads tangled, an essence of existence persists that is unchanging and unmoving

It is the truth, the universal memory

From this original source new worlds emerge and grow, reflecting patterns of the primal creative energy. Their pure form reminds us, again and again, that…

… memory of this world is Beauty …

memory of this world - beauty

… memory of this world is Harmony …

memory of this world - harmony

… memory of this world is Love …

memory of this world - love

This wall piece was created in 2014 for an exhibition “Memory” curated by Dr. Joyce Taylor Dawson and Nancy Pye, as a part of an exhibit “Art of the Lacemaker (Revisited)” for the Guelph Civic Museum in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

I like to participate in events where contemporary lace is exhibited along and exquisite antique lace and viewers can see the ancient and modern works in one room. Historical artefacts help audience to understand the context of modern work and see it as a part of a continuous evolution of handmade lace.

Exhibitions like this inspire me to create work that will expand the boundaries of traditional craft to reflect our times, our thoughts, our existence. Theme of “Memory” suited me well, because being rather abstract, allowed freedom of interpretation.

The triptych is in private collection.


art of the lacemaker poster


An exhibition of the renowned Ruhland Collection of laces from the 17th to 20th centuries 

July 11th to Nov. 2nd 2014



 A small but exciting  selection of new works created for the exhibition by 

Contemporary Canadian Lacemaker/Artists

A special series of four lectures on lace entitled Sunday Matinée 

A unique programme of hands-on workshops related to facets of lacemaking and collecting


The Guelph Civic Museum

52 Norfolk Street 

Guelph Ontario N1H 4H8

July 11th to Nov 2nd 2014

 Copyright©2014 Lenka Suchanek. All rights reserved.

Needle Lace in Silver

Intensive Workshop for Beginners

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This workshop introduces needle lace with silver wire, and covers working with fine wire, creating simple stitches, adding beads and finishing. Students also learn about different grades of silver wire; how to choose beads and semi-precious stones compatible with silver; how to clean and care for delicate silver lace pieces.
Class project: Needle lace pendant in silver with seed beads and clear quartz crystal pendulum.

One intensive session – 7 hrs of instruction.

Pre-requisite: Needle lace workshop in copper or stainless steel is recommended, or previous experience working with silver wire, such as knitting, crochet, wire wrapping or jewellery making.

14601 20 Ave, Surrey, BC

Sunday,  Nov 30, 2014, 9:30 am – 4:30pm

Workshop fee: $105.00
Material cost: $30.00 (silver wire, frame, findings, seed beads, quartz crystal bead, printed instructions)

Tools: Bring if you have following, but everything will be available in the classroom:

  • bolster or honiton style pillow recommended (bolster pillow available for $95.00 – let me know, if you need one)
  • wire cutters, long nose pliers, round nose pliers (jeweller’s size)
  • medium size pins, and few long pins

Registration:  By phone at 778 288 o72o  or by e-mail at  laceaway  at  gmail  dot  com
Please send a request and I will e-mail  registration form to you.

Payment method: Cash, cheque, VISA, MasterCard and AMEX


Copyright©2014 Lenka Suchanek. All rights reserved.