as I've explored the potential of lace to both conceal and yet at the same time reveal those tantilising glimpses of what lies beneath.
Exploring the structures of lace through drawing and sampling on different materials.... here stitching onto brown paper, washing some of it away and then painting it with black ink.
Introducing colour through applique and stitching onto net.
Exploring different fibres - this time layers of silk fibres with trapped pieces of lace and paper doilies - partially hidden by the layers.
Enjoying working with neutral colours
And letting pieces of text show through.
And then burning into the sample to create holes. Loving the revealing qualities of lace yet enjoying the stories that might be concealed... The missing pieces... the holes.
Enjoying being at the stage in my current module where the research and the practice are starting to come together.
And talking of revealing... last night we went to the Cambridge Arts Theatre and saw this...