Stitch and line

Since starting this project I have began to draw comparisons between the aesthetics of lace and the hand written word. The definition of lace as a decorative open work fabric in which pattern of spaces is as important as the solid areas gives a close description of the text that I have been collecting. The various techniques and construction of lace are nearly as diverse as the variety and expression of the hand written word. Some heavy and coarse, others delicately intertwined. The manipulation of line similar to the looping and knotting of the thread. The tension of line and the push and pull of the needle, one to make motif or patterning of  fabric and the other a signature of handwriting.

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