We are pleased to present the 3rd lace|heart|art Challenge and Online Exhibition
of Handmade Bobbin Lace in Colour.
For this edition, we again found inspiration in photographs of Barbara Jean Jones – our dear friend, beloved daughter and a fellow lacemaker – to whose memory is the exhibition dedicated.
Barb loved sun, and she captured many beautiful moments with her camera. On the Canadian West Coast, sun can be in short supply, especially during long winter months. We yearn for bright and warm sunbeams, and worship them when they finally penetrate layers of grey clouds. Like most of us, Barbara loved to spend summer outdoors. She cherished the warm season on the family farm or in the summer house in BC interior. She was always happy to follow the sun down south and visit her favourite place, California. Her personality seemed to be filled with sun energy – it radiated from her eyes and brightened her smile…
In the 3rd lace|heart|art challenge, the heart is filled with warmth and love, symbolized by the sun. Rays radiating from the centre permeate the heart and fill the world with light and colours.
Free patterns with working instructions are provided for fibre as well as wire mediums. We invite lacemakers to fill their hearts with vibrant, life-giving sun energy.
All shining hearts will be accepted and included in our celebration of lace, love and art !
Download the free pattern and working instruction here.
If you have not participated in the previous edition, you can read the Story of Barb’s Heart and view the 1st lace|heart|art Online Exhibition 2018 and 2nd lace|heart|art Online Exhibition 2019 with almost a hundred beautiful lace hearts from all over the world.
We are looking forward to receiving your 3rd lace|heart|art challenge entries before February 14th, 2020!
Wendy MacKinnon, Lenka Suchanek, Pat Wrigley
Surrey, BC, Canada