Saturday, 14 June 2008


Romance 2008
The Bowery, Leeds
Handmade paper book

“Many an Irish property was increased by the lace of a daughter's petticoat.” Irish proverb

Inspired by the romance and desire of lace I swapped using a plain net on frames to create a sheet of paper for doilies and patterned netting. Lace as a prized possession of Victorian ladies is now reproduced on mass and available in pound shops. Doilies, which once adorned the houses of the rich and beautiful, can now be purchased in paper format for a few pence. In this book I have used discarded paper to reinvent the romance of lace.

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