Design ideas and visions

by andisutton

Earlier posts on the constructed marshes in Baltimore and the proposal of ‘marsh lace’ in Venice led me down a research rabbit hole following the lead on colonial lace and quilt designs. I’m very excited about the possibility of creating ‘lacy edges’ that echo old colonial Bostonia, and even found some texts about a very famous 19th century lace-making industry in Ipswich.  I’m on the search for some designs that can be dated back to the years that Boston’s marshes were filled to create more land for urban dwellers.

lacey edge attached to a square of fabric - antique