Who Am I?
Into 90’s I started making bobbin lace. and since then, I learn on my own with
books and workshops improving my training with new techniques. I usually
teach to different groups, 4 hours per week. I give class on computer lace design and intensive courses of Hinojosa lace if I am asked for.
I first published my own designs in year 2004, in specialized magazines as LA
ENCAJERA, LACE EXPRESS, TWIST AND CROSS, KRAJKA and on the bulletin of
the Catalonian Lace guild-ACP, which I have been Vice-president and vocal of its
Executive Board until 2012.
On the other hand, since year 2002 I have been very interested to spread the
Spanish braid lace “Witch Stitch Lace”, also called Hinojosa lace . From then,
I have self published 3 booklets in Spanish and English, which have had a great
success and acceptation by lacemakers all over the world.
History of laces is one of my favourite hobbies, being the identification of laces
a challenge which I enjoy whenever possible. Renaissance laces are one of my goals. I have interpreted and reproduced the lace displayed on a peinture of Mr. Thomas Hieppes, dated about 16th. Cent.
For those who have not a go in bobbin lace I would say that lacemaking is a
totally absorbing relaxation which challenges at the same time.
I can switch off completely, and forget the troubles and problems I have been
dealing with all day, losing myself in the calm of lace and sound of bobbins.
Also, one of great joys in lace, is the companionship and friendship trough the
lace groups I am teaching, and throughout the list I am subscribed: Arachne
This page is really just for sharing with all people my works, designs, and
knowledge and you are welcome to browse around.
I love to create
I am expert in Hinojosa lace technique
Aid computer lace design
Design of miniature laces
I work and design other lace techniques besides of Hinojosa: Torchon, Russian, Milanese, Modern lace
Off topic favourite thing: Computers
My first steps in lace
As a romantic testimony of my first steps in bobbin lace I would like to thank to many prestigious lace authors as: Patricia Read, Lucy Kincaid, Eva Liisa Kortelahtti, Jana Novak, Brigitte Bellon, Bridget Cook, Marie Sedlakova, Anne de Wild, and so many other anonymous lacemakers devoted to laces, who have helped me to learn bobbin lace.
Some of my Highlights
Every lacemaker is caught in the beginning by some kind of lace. When time pass we become more exigents and our goals change. Although my first steps in bobbin lace was torchon, Milanese lace caught my attention because of its flexibility and possibilities of interpreting lace design in a more artistic way. Then, Hinojosa lace came to scene and I was so much attracted by this technique that I proposed myself to spread it. Russian and lately Renaissance lace have also attracted me and I have dedicated part of my time to these techniques. Of course, once I have assumed the “how to”, my next step ihas been always designing my own pieces…
We have no authentic record concerning the existence of “Witch Stitch Lace” until the second half of the Nineteenth Century. It can be said indeed that this lace is related with ancient numerical laces coming from East and South of Europe:Slovenian, Creta, Genoa, old Milanese . Read more…
The most ancient mention, known at the present day, of bobbin lace in Italy, occurs in a deed, drawn up at Milan the 12th September, 1493, of assignment of property to two sisters, Angela and Ippolita Sforza, Visconti.
There, one can read “Una binda lavorata a poncto de doit fuxi par uno lenzolo”; a band of work done with twelve bobbins to trim a sheet. Read more…
Probably, lace was known in Russia in sixteen cent., as in the end of 17nth. cent., and later was widely used, forming a new type of decorative applied art. Coming from Western Europe, Russian lacemaking has not only preserved and developed the best traditions of lacemakers in European countries, but has become a genuine national art form. Read more..