Botanical Lace

Today February 3, 3019 we are going to utilize social media, in particular, Facebook to save a dying craft skill. From the moment I saw the Balinese lace known as bordier, I could not untangle its beauty from my thoughts. The art in the sketch, and the application to paper.

Together with an artisan named Putu I am training in the art of Balinese bordier lace, so that we can revive this lovely art. Foundation training was already established during my 3-years on the island.

Here I stand equipped with hands to a needle with a bit of string. Come along as we sew toward the reality we wish to love in this world.


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The Lace Project



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Putu making a video sent via facebook messenger 



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Three generations of Indonesian women living in the same home.



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Early days of training on my treadle machine in my Bali Fashion Studio



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Easy to be inspired by the nature of the island



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Traditional flower market



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The original Elsa Fitzgerald Balinese Lace Shawl on display for Fashion Archives Exhibition 



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The harvest is only possible with patient sewing



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It is through friendship that I was brought into the art village to learn



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The reason for all of this is to share the love of Indonesian culture and heritage through fashion so that it can never die.



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Reviewing lacework with Master maker Putu wearing her traditional Kebaya garment



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Lace motif inspiration comes from the flowers of Bali



The Lace Project campaign to launch April 4, 2019 – the anniversary of Bali Fashion Dream.

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