Sunday, August 21, 2016

- In closing

Patch #234 Lace making


I confess ... I sorta watched a lot of the Olympics, staying up much later than usual and feeling the effects of way more television than I'm used to.

By the time the closing ceremonies began, I was over it and back to stitching. Except something made me look up and put on my glasses. Lace? And women of a certain age. Dancing?

The commentators made some inane comments, but I picked up just enough to pique my curiosity.  And in so doing, learned that it was bilro lace that was being featured. I googled it and found this slide show: https://www.slideshare.net/mobile/Elizabethb/the-art-of-lace-in-northeast-brazil-41772330 which begins with bilro and continues with a number of other lacemaking techniques practiced in northeast Brazil.

Recalling that I had recently gotten a lace print linen shirt at the thrift store, I looked to see if it might work as a memory patch ...



You (can) learn something new every day ... 

4 comments:

deemallon said...

I watched a bit more of the Olympics than I thought I would, too... we record, so I could pick and choose -- mostly gymnastics, diving, and track and field. A little swimming. It was all such a profound and relieving contrast to the campaigns!

Liz Ackert said...

Yes, something (mostly) positive for a change. I love the closing montages ... which always bring a tear.

Mo Crow said...

such beautiful stitching on your lace patch !

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Mo ... this was way more fun than the seed stitch