måndag 30 augusti 2010

2010 Virtual Photowalk - Lacy, Macro Monday

Some of the creations my grandmother made, so thin I would never be able to copy those. The pillowcase is made out of linen she weaved herself. The ordinary sized match is just there to show the size.

21 kommentarer:

Hannah sa...

Wow, your grandmother did an amazing job! So beautiful! I could never make something like that I am way to heavy handed LOL!

NicoleB sa...

Oh my, those are gorgeous!
I totally admire people that have the patience to work such fine things!
Amazing!

Jama sa...

These are so pretty! I stopped crocheting for a while now, just didn't have the time anymore.

GrandmaK sa...

Beautiful!!! I have some of my grandmothers work too. This is wonderful! Cathy

Rieni sa...

beautiful!! and your grandmother did a great job

playingwithpixels sa...

These are so beautiful! I've tried to photograph lace before and it is hard to capture the intricacy. You did an excellent job...

joco sa...

Hiya Christine,
Great minds think alike :-)
I've just been taking pictures of my lace collection. It looks great close-up but you don't get a sense of scale. I didn't know what to use for that.
Somehow a match has the connotation of burning, and i wanted something different. Ah, just had a thought: a ring.

Your chrochet looks so pristine.

Gattina sa...

OMG ! I could never do that ! but I live in the country of laces ! Bruges laces and Brussels laces !

Pialotta sa...

Åh, vad vackra spetsar eller är det dukar.. riktigt nära bilder på vackert konsthantverk:)

Ashley Sisk sa...

These make great macros.

lisaschaos sa...

How beautiful! My grandmother made lovely creations like these too and I'm ever amazed at all the hours of detailed work that went into them.

Tammie Lee sa...

I love handmade lace! And to think your grandmother made it and wove the linen, I bow to her love of lace and ability to create beauty!

dutchbaby sa...

Thank you for sharing your family treasures with the world. Fine work like this is a lost art deserving of celebration.

NatureFootstep sa...

memories. :) so long since I made one myself. They are so beautiful.

maiaT sa...

These are very beautiful pieces, many,many years ago I also made one, but it was not easy.

Christina sa...

Lovely treasures! Great macro shots!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) sa...

Lovely lacework! You photographed it well too.

tammymcchesney sa...

Love the elegant intricate designs! Really pretty!

ellens365 sa...

How very beautiful! Your photos are a fine tribute to your grandmother. Did you inherit her patience?

dorispac sa...

Such beautiful craftsmanship, Christina. Is this crochet or tatting? Your photos really show the lacy look of this work. Your grandmother does beautiful handiwork.

Judi Clark sa...

Of all the "lacy" themes, this is the best one! Did you have the opportunity to learn this skill from our grandmother?

I like the way you included the wooden match as a reference point and that you captured so many of the different patterns.