Monday, May 14, 2018

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 Belgium a few years 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. It would be such a shame for it to become a lost art.
Metamorphosis Monday

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