Dear Arachne, I hope you all had a lovely weekend!
As some of you may know, I'm currently finishing up my MA thesis on the topic of making lace by hand in a modern world. The majority of my research comes from interviews with lacemakers that I conducted in 2015, in Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, France, Spain, and Belgium. Over the course of writing up this research, I have realized how important it is to document this information across a wider demographic of lacemakers, to have a record for the future. For that reason, I thought I would share my interview questions with you all and see if anyone wanted to share their answers. I did so enjoy reading about the lace revival of the 1970s, and how several Arachnids learned to make lace. Here are the core questions: 1. Who taught you to make lace? 2. At what age did you start to learn? 3. What attracted you to lacemaking? 4. Where do you see lace going in the future? 5. Why is lace important to you to preserve? Feel free to answer/not answer any questions as you wish, or add more! To clarify, this is not to include in my thesis which is nearly complete, but for the benefit of us all to document our origins. I will share my own answers as well, but I don't want this email to get too long! All the Best, Elena Currently writing feverishly about lace rather than making it, in a chilly NYC "spring." - To unsubscribe send email to majord...@arachne.com containing the line: unsubscribe lace y...@address.here. For help, write to arachne.modera...@gmail.com. Photo site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lacemaker/sets/