Imagine... Lace at Waddesdon

Imagine... Lace at Waddesdon

Friday 05 September 2014

Visit to Waddesdon Manor including guided tour of the exhibition 'Imagine... Lace at Waddesdon' and a tour of the textile stores.

Continuing Waddesdon Manor's contemporary programme, lace-makers and selected artists have been invited to respond to the collection at Waddesdon, which includes historic lace acquired by Baroness Edmond de Rothschild (1853-1935).

While lace and accessories from the 17th to the 20th centuries will be displayed, the new works are inspired by aspects of Waddesdon as diverse as architecture, automata, porcelain and panelling and will be shown in the historic interiors, challenging the traditional concept of lace.
Materials and techniques will be explored through a range of events, including lace demonstrations, 'drop-in' and bookable workshops. Artists working with or inspired by lace will be featured in the shop.
Imagine...Lace at Waddesdon has been organised by Waddesdon Manor and Lace 21, comprising members from the Lace Guild, the Lace Society and the Ring of Tatters. The group has a multi-faceted approach to lace, seeing it as an art form for the 21st century.

Please note: the textile stores are on the second floor of the house so getting to them will involve a lot of stairs.

House image © Sarah Jane Kenyon 2013
Tatted rose based on Sèvres porcelain design; © Photo and design: Jennifer Williams

The report on this event is included in the Autumn 2014 issue of WECS Wardrobe.

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