A Dying Art? Not for us.

ImageI was talking to an old friend of mine this week who needed a lace repair. She is also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and had been following my altar cloth progress from a distance on facebook.

“Angela, your lace has turned out so well, it’s just gorgeous. I wish we had that kind of thing in our temple.” “What kind of lace is on your altar? Tatted?” “Oh, no. They don’t have handmade lace. It’s a piece of fabric with a machine lace edge.”

I almost fell over.

I don’t know how, but somewhere there have to be more lacemakers. There is something unique and sacred about having something of your soul on the Lord’s altar, that a machine can never replace.

With each new temple dotting the earth, the existing lace grows thinner. Who will make the lace? This is an opportunity.

Lacemaker Heaven

ImageThis came in the mail from my mother-in-law. Did you know “crochet” is the French word for “hook”?

In case you wonder what lacemaker heaven looks like, this might be it.