Tatting is a historical form of lace making, and is one of the few types of lace that cannot be reproduced by industrial machines.
Similar to other media, lace has evolved in style, therefore I have used a variety of traditional and modern patterns for inspiration. With each piece I began with a pattern, but then altered its proportions to emphasis a certain component in the pattern, or to tailor the lace to the glass form. Since many of the pieces required more decoration, I continued by creating my own patterns. Row by row this additive process also allowed me to experiment with transforming two dimensional lace into three dimensional decoration.
Jennifer A. Halvorson