Saturday, April 10, 2010

A lost art

Isn't it sad that so many of the crafts that were once hand done, are being lost to this generation. When we traveled to Europe a couple of weeks ago, we visited a shop that still had hand made lace.

The lady in the shop gave us a little demonstration on how the lace is made.

She told us that it takes eight years to learn how to make the fine lace.

She also told us that the younger generation is not interested in making lace, so many of the shops sell imports.

Some of the lace was very beautiful.

This shop was closed, so we could only see what was displayed in the window.

Maybe one day there will be a resurgence of interest in making fine handmade lace.

Have a beautiful weekend :-)

6 comments:

Diane H said...

That would have been lovely to see. It is sad that so many wonderful crafts are being lost.

Carol said...

Oh my goodness, I've never seen that form of handmade lace before. Very intricate, but beautiful. I'm so glad for you to have gotten to go to Europe. Thank you for sharing this history and some of your travels with us:)
Carol

Protector of Vintage said...

Suc a beautiful and interesting craft!

Allie said...

Maybe it's the 8 years part that stops people from learning....it would me, lol. It's a shame though. Beautiful laces in those pictures!

Linda said...

It's amazing to see all that goes into it- thanks for sharing!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

I would have loved to have seen that. Just no words for the beauty of handmade lace!
Valerie