Spirit Lace

Thank you, Grace, for naming this old silk lace.  Spirit Lace.  That’s exactly what it feels like: insubstantial, transparent, weightless, and yet with a quiet power carrying the experience of many lives.

When I hold this cloth up to the light, it is transformed.  Turning it round and looking through the back transforms it again.  This is one of those things that goes beyond words.  This lace is speaking to me, very quietly, but in another language that can’t be translated.

There is still quite a lot more to do, but for now we – the lace, the cloth and I – are resting quietly, enjoying each other’s company.  Sometimes sitting with a cloth is all you need to do.

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11 Responses to Spirit Lace

  1. kaite says:

    it's beautiful Karen, how nice to be able to just sit with it and remember…k.

  2. Chris Gray says:

    …lovely soft colours…..a gentle piece…

  3. This cloth has such a softness and delicacy about it with so many fragile layers – layers of stitching love. Just beautiful Karen!

  4. karen says:

    so very beautiful…

  5. deanna7trees says:

    soft colors, delicate and beautiful stitches.

  6. jude says:

    the outline patchwork works nicely here.

  7. ger says:

    Yes, it does… + the delicious little blue crosses just anchoring it ever so slightly… (keep in touch about your pack…!)

  8. Karen Turner says:

    Thanks (ger, I will)Strictly speaking, it's negative outline patchwork – I'm outlining the space in this case.

  9. Deborah says:

    I love what you're doing with the lace!

  10. Barbara says:

    Hi Karen,These last few posts have been so beautiful and lovely to read … takes me to a different place.It has been really inspiring to see your work!Very best wishes,Barbara

  11. Mnemosyne says:

    this is very pretty!

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