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Tamara Goulding
Tamara Goulding

As a contemporary Lace Artist I use both bobbin and needlelace, engaging the same techniques as employed in pervious centuries. With a background in Batik I was fascinated with colour and I fought against the tradition of using white, ecru and black. I became a founder member of The 98 Lace Group (now 98 Lace) as I enjoyed the challenge of designing and interpreting my lace into a modern art form, combining it with other media. My strengths being shape and colour, I use a variety of threads in different thickness and shades to create exciting textures. My work is always progressing and at present I am experimenting using wire and hand-made silk paper, which I find complements my type of designs.

Lacemaking has lead me to studying the social history of the lacemakers and gaining a degree: B.A. in Visual Studies in 2010.

My pieces have been accepted for exhibitions both in Britain and abroad.

Love (metal and needlelace)
Silver Filaments — detail (bobbin and needlelace)