Friday, 30 July 2010
I am very grateful to Marie-Louise Falissard for sending me details of some wonderful museums in the Lyons area of France to share with you. I hope in the coming weeks we can explore these together. I have always been fascinated by the making of lace and can sit and watch lace makers for hours. I know the visitors to our Montacute week were enthralled by the visit to Honiton museum and our guest speaker Pat Perryman who makes the lace jabots for the speakers of the House of Commons. If you click on the link here, you will be able to access a video which will take you on a virtual tour of the Centre d'Enseignement de la Dentelle au Fuseau
at the Museum of Puy-en-Velay. For those of you who do not know this region, this is a former volcanic area. All the sides of the volcanoes have been eroded over time leaving only the hard, steep basalt plugs - the astonishing landscape of fairy tale castles perched upon precipitous mountains. Thank you Marie-Louise!
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 23:35