I always appreciated nice things, but also never allowed to be constrained by them. In my humble opinion, everything you wear or live with should be usable and not guarded as a relic, behind glass, collecting dust and not really adding value to your life. You are not defined by a good impression you make with those relics. Nor should you sacrifice your natural body language in order to look good in certain creations or even worse, to follow some imaginary trend, that was created with deception. And because of my views on the matter of functionality, I always had a misunderstanding of old skills like bobbin lace and other similar to that. It sure is true that those products cannot be implemented in our modern lifestyle in their traditional style, but we’re not dead and there must be a way to make it work.
Other than that, my starts in bobbin lace were just like any others. The only difference was in the speed of learning (I’m quick and the internet helps in speeding ;)), also was very lucky with the first time teacher, which was young enough to tolerate someone like me, in the beginner class (as a beginner did not fit anywhere).
It’s funny how I was impatient and even before getting to the first class (sadly I was not being able to attend the first couple of classes) I already made my first doily. Yes, you guessed it, nightmare relic doily. By that time I figured, one needs to learn at something.
When the class has ended I had a substantial amount of things done. Some even double because of researching different techniques to see the difference in work and end product. I know a crazy beginner.
So by the end of the first learning experience, I also got the first order for Christmas decorations. The lady was so nice to allow me some experimentation with techniques and designs that are not standard here in Slovenia. Results were some pretty awesome pieces, but what counts is that I realized how bobbin lace could be used in a modern lifestyle. Unfortunately, in the beginning, I didn’t take myself seriously and didn’t take pictures. Therefore for now only one in this post.
In my eyes, bobbin lace is an art of luxury from the past, when kings and queens were the ultimate rulers. So, who wouldn’t like to experience a glimpse of a luxurious aristocratic style? Thinking of queens and kings it occurred to me, aristocrats do no flaunt with their phone around, like it is the only value and life which they have, don’t they? This does not mean they do not carry their phone with them, they do, it is just done with some style. And this is how the idea of a luxurious phone sleeve was born.
Ps.: My sincere apologies for my bad English, it is not my first language.