I am Dora Northern (The Knotter)
|Living in Melton Mowbray, the Pork Pie Town, for 5l years, how the time flies. Originally coming for one year from Berlin and not speaking English had its drawback but courting helped. Got married and started Alterations, than Dressmaking, had a Market Stall but found it too cold standing in winter, so opened a shop. Applied for a teaching job, husband laughed, but I am a teacher of adults since l965 , teaching Dressmaking, Soft-Furnishing, Upholstery. Got hooked on Lace-making and now it is the re-discovered knotted Margareten-Spitze, which takes all my time. I hope you will be interested to see some of my samples.|
to my unruly Upholstery-Classes, this is I.
Well not quite, but I had my revenge by just pointing to the hammer in my hand.
I started making lace in l977, but only because my husband said that I could not do it. Being German born, ve have vays. He regretted it ever since.
I wish I had kept my very first pieces, because then I could prove to all that I was the forerunner of very modern lace with any size holes, where I forgot to enclose the pins. With perseverance I got better.
course then all was done in white or ecru in England. So
when I saw the book of the Czech Lace by Elena Holeczyova
, what a revelation. Beautiful lace and in colour, I was
hooked and would mostly work with coloured threads.
Since last year I have decided to do the Margareten-Spitze and hope to introduce it here. It is a knotted lace and again my classes shown their disrespect and gave me the name "Knotter" with an "O". This coming winter I intend to visit as many Lace Days as possible and hope that some Interest will come from this. SOOOOOOO please look at my not so quiet and cocky Henry on the next page .
Before I got knotted I made bobbin lace. Why not have a look?
I also tried needle
lace I dare you to examine it
All comments appreciated
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