Some readers will recall Anne Davie's fascinating article "A Brief History of Lace Making" of just over a year ago - and any who do not are highly recommended to read it!
Anne has been busy again, this time with a four-month project which has resulted in the beautifully intricate altar cloth lace border which was used at St. Pius for the first time this Easter.
Perhaps we shall persuade Anne - after she has recovered from her labours of course - to tell us a little more about how her latest creation came to be.
By Anne Davie
A lace altar frontal edging, during its elaboration by Anne in 2010
Many thanks to Anne Davie for contributing this fascinating insight into the world of lace making, and its history. The photo above gives some insight into the intricacy and complexity of the craft. It depicts the preparation of a lace altar frontal made by Anne for St. Pius X Church. No fewer than 150 bobbins were involved.