3rd lace|heart|art challenge 2020

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!

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

Barbara working on her favourite heart pattern in January 2016

2nd lace|heart|art prizes unveiled

The 2nd lace|heart|art international challenge entries were juried and the winning hearts have been selected.

Here are the prizes, provided by Barkonie s.r.o. (Czech Republic) and Wire Lace Supplies (Canada) for our winners :

2nd lace|heart|art winners will be announced, and the online exhibition will open, on April 8, 2019.

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lace|heart|art team

2nd lace|heart|art challenge is now closed

Thank you for your wonderful lace|heart|art challenge entries! We look forward to producing our second online show. We will keep you updated about the progress 🙂

lace|heart|art online exhibition will open, and winners will be announced, on April 8, 2019.

Winners will be contacted and the prizes provided by our sponsors, Barkonie and Wire Lace Supplies, will be sent in the following weeks.

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lace|heart|art team

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!