I’ve been having trouble announcing the HSF challenges in a logical way, and keeping up with inspiration posts for the upcoming challenges. Solutions? Do them together as one announcement post at the 8 challenges ahead mark! Here then is the HSF Challenge #13: Lace and Lacings, due 1 July 2013 (NZ time).
Lacing is one of the simplest and oldest forms of fastening a garment, eminently practical, and occasionally decorative.
Lace has been one of the most valuable and desirable textiles for centuries, legislated, coveted, at times worth more than its weight in gold, passed down from one garment to the next over centuries. Elaborate and delicate it is eminently decorative, and rarely practical.
Celebrate the practicality of lacing, and the decorative frivolity of lace, with a garment that laces or has lace trim, or both.
Here are some ideas to get you inspired: