Louise West Lace Design
I design, make and teach the heritage craft of bobbin lacemaking. While the focus has been on traditional techniques, it also encompasses the contemporary aspect, with the introduction of producing digital and laser cut patterns, to supply lacemakers with accurate patterns that are ready to work. I teach local classes regularly, occasional UK and overseas courses by arrangement.
The artistic part of my practice includes contemporary three dimensional works, produced in bobbin lace using wire, some of which has been exhibited internationally. Commissions have included the Nottingham Contemporary, and lace for National Trust and the Danish Royal Family.