2nd lace|heart|art Challenge

We are pleased to present the 2nd lace|heart|art Challenge and Online Exhibition of Handmade Bobbin Lace in Colour, dedicated to memory of Barbara Jean Jones.

In 2019 edition, a theme of the giving heart is symbolized with a bouquet of flowers.
Simple lace tape outlines the heart shape. Flowers grow from the bottom of the heart and blossom with love. They are wrapped with a bow and offered as a gift, with joy and gratitude for creativity, lace and life.

While the simple heart outline is provided, the blossoms are open to creative interpretation. We invite all lacemakers to fill the pattern with colours and textures, and create truly original flower arrangements. Simple or elaborate, we will accept all heart bouquets, and include them in our celebration.

Read more about the 2nd lace|heart|art challenge and download a complete kit, with a free pattern and working instruction for fibre as well as wire media.
We encourage everybody to try both materials and explore their colour potential.

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  with sixty beautiful lace hearts from all over the world.

We are looking forward to receiving your lace|heart|art #2 entries before February 14th, 2019!

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

 

lace|heart|art challenge is now closed

Thank you for your wonderful lace|heart|art entries! We look forward to producing our first show.

lace|heart|art online exhibition will open, and winners will be announced, on April 8, 2018.

lace | heart | art – time to start!

Time flies and it is less than 2 months to the lace|heart|art deadline. Download the free pattern, gather threads and wires in colours you love, and have a go!

If you need any help with your entry, do not hesitate to contact us by posting a comment here, or by e-mail at lace.heart.art@gmail.com

Happy lacemaking,
the lace|heart|art team

 

Lace | Heart | Art Updates

We are happy to report that the lace|heart|art international challenge has been embraced by a worldwide lacemaking community. We have received many supportive comments via this blog and our facebook page, some questions, and YES … the FIRST ENTRIES!

Our sincere thanks go to the editors of the following magazines for featuring info about the  lace|heart|art challenge:
Vuelta y Cruz (Twist and Cross) – Spain (published in Spanish and English)
Australian Lace Guild Magazine – Australia
Canadian Lacemaker Gazette – Canada

Lacemakers and lace groups who have promoted our event on social networks are too numerous to list – we send a big THANK YOU! to all of you and ask you to keep sharing ❤️ !

We are excited for making a special connection with many lacemakers around the world via Barb’s Heart. It is just what we wanted to share – her love and our gratitude.

To encourage more of you to participate and to make it easier for you, we updated our lace|heart|art support page with some helpful hints and tips on how to understand the pattern and make it your own. Please peruse and start working on your lace|heart|art!

PS: Do not forget to share the lace|heart|art  with your lace friends!

 

Lace Heart Art

New School of Lace is pleased to announce a launch of the ‘lace | heart | art’ – 1st international challenge and online exhibition of handmade bobbin lace in colour.

Our new project offers one simple heart pattern and invites lacemakers around the world to fill it with colours and love.

We welcome everybody, and especially young lacemakers,  to participate, get inspired and transform our first heart pattern into original lace art.

In the inaugural edition, we offer one pattern that can be worked in fibre as well as wire medium. Our lace|heart|art pattern #1 is open to interpretation, and lacemakers are encouraged to fill the given pattern with colours of their choice. The heart design is open ended, and the trail can be finished in many imaginative ways.
The pattern, and the whole challenge, follows the New School of Lace principles of respecting the tradition and encouraging creativity in the field of handmade lace.

Learn more about the ‘lace|heart|art challenge’ and share the news with your lace friends!