Who Am I?
Into 90’s I started making bobbin lace. and since then, I learn on my own with books and workshops improving my training with new techniques. I usually teach to different groups, for 4 hours per week. I give classes on computer lace design and intensive courses of Hinojosa lace if I am asked for it. I first published my own designs in year 2004, in specialized magazines such as LA ENCAJERA, LACE EXPRESS, TWIST AND CROSS, KRAJKA, and on the bulletin of the Catalonian Lace guild-ACP too, which I served as Vice-president and vocal of its Executive Board until 2012.
On the other hand, since the year 2002, I have been very interested to spread the Spanish braid lace “Witch Stitch Lace”, also called Hinojosa lace. Since then, I have self published 3 booklets in Spanish and English, which have had great success among lacemakers all over the world.
History of laces is one of my favorite hobbies, being the identification of laces a challenge that I enjoy whenever possible. Renaissance laces are one of my goals. I have interpreted and reproduced the lace displayed on a Mr. Thomas Hieppes paint, dated about 16th. Cent.
For those who have not had a go at bobbin lace I would say that lacemaking is a totally absorbing relaxation that challenges at the same time. I can switch off completely, and forget the troubles and problems I have been dealing with all day, losing myself in the calm of lace and the sound of bobbins.
Also, one of the great joys in lace, is the companionship and friendship through the lace groups I am teaching, and throughout the list I am subscribed: Arachne.
This page is really just for sharing with all people my works, designs, and knowledge and you are welcome to browse around.
Some of my Highlights
Every lacemaker is caught in the beginning by some kind of lace. When time pass we become more exigent and our goals change. Although my first step in bobbin lace was torchon, Milanese lace caught my attention because of its flexibility and possibilities of interpreting lace design in a more artistic way. Then, Hinojosa lace came onto the scene and I was so attracted by this technique that I proposed to spread it. Russian and lately Renaissance laces have also attracted me and I have dedicated part of my time to these techniques. Of course, once I have assumed the “how to”, my next step has been always designing my own pieces, and trying another new type of laces
Books and patterns
Since 2001, Hinojosa has been my favorite lace overall laces. I was in love with this Spanish braid lace since ever and contributed to spreading it, self- publishing the books “Witchstitch lace I”, “Witchstitch lace II” and “Special fans” and "Spanish Braid Lace - HInojosa", worldwide. To know more about this technique click on the picture