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Ancient Art, Newfangled Instruction Method

By Twistie

One of the things I love best about the internet is the way it brings people together from all over the world. Through this connection, ideas and skills that might otherwise die out can be revived. For instance, the internet is helping build a renaissance of lace making, and one of the people doing her part is Doreen Holmes. She’s the lady who made the gorgeous needlelace flower shown above, as well as this rather spectacular needlelace peacock below.

You may be asking yourself at this point ‘so what does this have to do with the internet and keeping crafts alive, Twistie?’

Just this. Doreen gives lessons in needlelace and in stumpwork embroidery. She gives these lessons in her home in Somerset, UK. She gives them at local colleges. She also gives them over the internet.

(some of Doreen’s stumpwork)

Yes, even if you live here in the US of A, and at quite a reasonable price, you can get instructions in two beautiful needle techniques from England.

I love it when high tech and low tech can lie down together like the lion and the lamb!

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