"Lace: A Journey" at the September meeting of the New York Guild of Handweavers
This International Lace Day, join lace scholar Elena Kanagy-Loux for a lecture titled "Lace: A Journey" at the September meeting of the New York Guild of Handweavers, where she will be outlining the development of bobbin and needle lace in Europe up to the present day. Elena is a Collections Specialist at the Antonio Ratti Textile Center in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and co-founder of Brooklyn Lace Guild who has devoted the last seven years to researching and making lace. She will discuss her journey into lace, which began on a trip to Slovenia and Italy in 2012. Since then, she has traveled across over a dozen countries to take lace classes, visit museums and archives, and interview lacemakers. The world of lace is vast but elusive, and her talk will attempt to give an inspiring glimpse into its depths.