Interviews and articles on my lace ground research

My research work on bobbin lace grounds was recently featured in some local media:

Torch Alumni Magazine (page 8 of 2014 Spring Issue)

Interview on CBC radio show North by North West (starts at 23:50 in recording)

Interview on CFUV radio show Beyond the Jargon

Scientific American article

The lace pieces discussed in the "Beyond the Jargon" interview are shown below:

Maltese Jabot:

I was caught off guard when asked to date this piece so I think my answer was not very accurate.  I have since discussed the piece with other local lace makers and we believe it might be Edwardian - but I am happy to hear other opinions.

Winter Remembered:(I would love to learn how to finish this piece off in a more elegant manner.) 

I designed it using a random number generator and blocks of the following lace grounds which are very similar to one another:

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Comment by Veronika Irvine on May 22, 2014 at 5:52pm

Thank you! The Cyber Rose was inspired by your suggestion that I should try and make several grounds work together in one piece.

For the red stitches in Winter Remembered, I used #3026 of Uta Ulrich's Greunde mit System to create a star that looks almost like a snowflake.  The idea behind the piece is that winter starts with perfect, large snow fakes that you want to catch on your mitten and examine under a magnifying glass. As winter gains strength, the flakes fall more quickly, blur together and get whipped around by the wind. In the end, my strongest winter memory is the slanted, driving snow of a blizzard.

Comment by Administrator on May 22, 2014 at 2:31pm

Congratulations on the public acknowledgment of your work!  I did read the articles in the alumni magazine and Sci Am.  The cyber rose piece is especially interesting. I like the one in the lower left hand corner.   In WINTER REMEMBERED it looks like the red stitches are a variant of rose ground (also called virgin ground, 5 hole ground, Flanders ground).  The diagonal stripes are interesting.

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