lace | heart | art

We are honoured to open the 1st lace | heart | art International Online Exhibition of Handmade Bobbin Lace in Colour, and to announce winners of the lace | heart | art  challenge 2018.

One year ago, we shared Story of Barb’s Heart with lacemakers around the world and invited everybody to take part in our challenge and create original lace | heart | art filled with colours and love.

The initial response was overwhelming and we are grateful to all lacemakers who responded to our call, expressed their support and shared the news with their friends and other lacemakers.

When the first entries started to come in, we realized what great potential the lace | heart | art challenge has tapped into. The arriving hearts were exceeding our expectations in every way. They were truly original, inspired, and very beautiful.

By the deadline, we accepted 58 entries from 10 countries on 3 continents. Lacemakers of all ages and skill levels participated, mostly in fibre lace and a few in wire lace. All lacemakers fulfilled the proposition of the challenge to focus on creative use of colours, In their hands, the simple heart pattern was transformed into original art, affirming the exceptional creative potential of bobbin lace in colour.

Every heart conveyed joy and love, so reminiscent of Barb’s spirit, and delivered it in such precious and delicate way, that only handmade lace is able to accomplish. 

With so many good entries, the selection process was much harder than we anticipated. In order to reflect the high quality of submissions we added honourable mentions in Fibre and Young Lacemakers categories.

We wish to thank all of you who participated in the lace | heart | art challenge, and to congratulate 2018 winners. We really appreciate your talent, effort and enthusiasm, and most of all, your creativity and love of lace. 

Your lace | heart | art has made this world more beautiful!

On April 8, 2018, Barbara would be 31 years old. We know that she would be as delighted as we are to see the lace | heart | art project coming to fruition.

We welcome everybody to enjoy the 1st online exhibition, and to receive and share all love and joy it carries.

lace|heart|art team
Wendy MacKinnon, Lenka Suchanek, Pat Wrigley


1st lace|heart|art International Online Exhibition
of Handmade Bobbin Lace in Colour



14 Comments on “lace | heart | art

  1. Thank you Lenka to give us this oportunity. It`s a pleasure to participate on this loving memory


    • Thank you, Olimpia. I am very happy that the lace|heart|art challenge inspired you to create a unique heart art. I believe that handmade lace is so delicate that it can carry subtle healing energy often better than words… Yours and other lace|hearth|art entries prove it.


  2. I”m a teacher in Idrija Lace School (Slovenija). I work with childrans in school. In the evening I work with adults. We saport your lace/hart/art challenge. Our lace grup will take the healing challeng and we are happy to be with you in the big world of lace.
    Thank you Aleksandra


    • That’s wonderful,Aleksandra, thank you very much for your response and your interest in the lace | heart | art challenge.

      We look forward to receiving your entries, especially in the Young Lacemakers category.

      With kind regards,
      lace | heart | art team


  3. This is a wonderful homage to a person that seems to have been an amazing human being….and it takes another great human being to think about it…..


    • Thank you, Cathy. It makes us very happy to see the positive response in the world lace community 🙂


  4. This is a very nice tribute!
    I lost my 20 year old daughter to cancer.
    I understand the void.


  5. What a wonderful and touching tribute to friendship and love. I will be sharing this with my lace group and hope that we can all dedicate our lace to our own dear ones and carry this healing grace to as many people as possible. Thank you for this lovely opportunity.


    • Thank you very much, Evid, for receiving our message! That is exactly what we wish – that Barb’s Heart will inspire lacemakers to express their love, and through the language of lace and art, share positive, healing energy. We look forward to seeing your lace|heart|art 😌
      If you or anybody in your lace group has any questions about the challenge project, please do let us know.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: