Saturday, January 9, 2016

Museum lace

It's school holidays here in Western Australia and my children are now of an age where all things dinosaurs are a big deal. So we went to the state museum to check out several of the dinosaur fossils and skeletons on display.
While there we also visited the Discovery Centre, which houses some beautiful examples of exquisite handmade lace:
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Can you imagine how many hours went into these pieces?
 Back in the days when "well to do" ladies had servants to cook and clean ......leaving them not much but the "genteel" arts to pass the time with (or so I imagine!).
The museum will be closing for renovations from mid 2016 and reopening in 2020. Better get down quick if you want a closer look!

Kate :) 

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