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Imagine … Lace at Waddesdon Manor

Start Date 26 March 2014
End Date 26 October 2014
Venue Waddesdon Manor
Location Buckinghamshire, UK

While lace and accessories from the 17th to the 20th centuries are displayed, the new works are inspired by aspects of Waddesdon as diverse as architecture, automata, porcelain and panelling and are shown in the historic interiors, challenging the traditional concept of lace.

Materials and techniques were explored through a range of events, including lace demonstrations, ‘drop-in’ and bookable workshops. Artists working with or inspired by lace are featured in the shop.

A symposium The Art of Lace: Historic and Contemporary Materials, Techniques and Display took place on Saturday 13th September 2014.

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.