I’m a lacemaker, and a Mormon. I come from a family of lacemakers and Mormon pioneers. I’ve made fine crochet lace for more than twenty years. My grandmothers before me made thread lace, and the family I married into is also skilled in lacemaking. I’ve made pillowcase edgings, blessing dress edgings, intricate lace baby bonnets, table laces, Irish wedding dress overlays, and altar cloths for LDS temples.
Most recently, I’ve begun serving as a lacemaker for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to create new altar laces and to care for their existing altar lace collection. It was in this volunteer position that I discovered that there was a great need for more LDS lacemakers.
Lace, faith and family are important parts of my life. This blog is to document, teach, and share that faith through this beautiful art. In the process, I hope to document my laces and the laces of others, especially within the LDS community where the unique need for this skill exists.
Our ancestors before us had the privilege of building the temples of the Lord with their own hands. Making this lace is a labor of love, and a unique opportunity. It may be the closest I ever come to carving the sunstone, or smashing my family’s heirloom china for the Lord’s walls.
Come, be inspired, learn to make lace!