Heart design has become very popular among artists lately, and lacemakers are no exception. That’s great to see!
What is a better way to say “Thank you!” or
“I love you” then through a unique lace artwork? Special occasions require special presents, and handmade lace can truly deliver the heartfelt message.
When you dedicate your attention single-mindedly to the task, the positive energy flowing from your heart and mind, through your hands and delicate fingers, is capable of transforming a spool of thread or wire into a very personal artifact. Your spirit will be woven in the lace forever, stored for those who are open to feel it. Even if the person doesn’t know anything about you or handmade bobbin lace, and how long it takes produce a piece of lace (let alone the time needed to master the craft) often they can sense that they are looking at an uncommon work.
That’s why handmade lace artifacts are kept in museums, private collections and family heirlooms.
And that is why the rare lacemaking technique, and the skills that come with it, is now becoming really valuable.
If you have been searching for free heart patters for bobbin lace, on this website you will find a collection of prickings for fibre as well as wire mediums. The patterns were created by Lenka Suchanek of the New School of Lace for three editions lace|heart|art international challenge of handmade bobbin lace in colour. Working instructions and diagrams are included. The patterns can be worked exactly as is shown in the provided samples, or they can be modified and expanded according to your artistic vision.
Links to free downloads:
(The author would appreciate a credit mention to lenkas.com when you share your lace with recipients or on social media.)
For inspiration on how to work the lace hearts, visit the online exhibitions of hearts from all over the world:
Happy ❤️ lacemaking… keep the love and lace alive!