What attracted you to the art of lacemaking?
My mother of course had a considerable influence on me. I would watch her practise lacemaking when I was young and see the painstaking work that went into creating each piece. The end product was so beautiful, that of course, I was drawn to the art.
What brings you the most joy from your art?
I love to see the sparkle in people’s eyes when they come across my work – it really makes me delighted. Plus, of course, seeing my work showcased in exhibitions and winning awards brings me a lot of joy.
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What advice would you give to younger generations?
Lacemaking takes a considerable amount of time and patience – these skills are absolutely essential to practise this craft, something students should bear in mind. However, students committed to the art will see improvements in their work very quickly.
What is the future for your craft?
Our particular style of lacemaking, which is unique to our local region, is experiencing a resurgence. Thanks to the establishment of the Höveji Lace Association, as well as the renovation of the Hövej Lace Museum, not only is there renewed interest in the art but we are training new students in the craft.