Alice Vokac: bobbin lace
Alice Vokac is an expert bobbin lace maker who works on a padded pillow with fine linen threads. Vokac progressively pins her work onto a design that she creates herself on paper.
The use of bobbins is more complex than you might imagine, as the threads need to be organised in numbers of pairs so that they carry through the design, even through the spaces, without causing bulky areas. Making the work is a meditative process of crossing and twisting the threads around each other in many directions to create the design.