A collection of new work where the conventional expectations of what lace might be are overturned.
With lace, all the value is invested in the labour and so it seemed a good idea to start working with cheap materials. But also, by changing the material you can change the references.
Works in the exhibition include a dramatic black sofa that emerges from a large three-dimensional web-like structure of bound and knotted Aramide and Dynema fibres. The sofa is one example where traditional craft skills have been employed while substituting unorthodox materials.
Others are a curtain composed in a random pattern of tangled flora and a selection of lighting designs all constructed from natural raffia. Some of the more delicate works are items of jewellery, such as necklaces and a hairpiece, and a selection of test samples made in a variety of natural materials, including grass.