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Lizz Aston makes paper lace using free-motion embroidery and burn-out techniques

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“Love Lace – Antiquated Notions #3” Paper, free motion embroidery, thread, burn-out

Inspired by the intricate patterns found in hand-crocheted doilies, Toronto-based artist Lizz Aston re-creates similar motifs in paper. Aston uses the techniques of free-motion embroidery and burn-out to build a network of negative spaces within the material. As in a crochet doily, a delicate chain of threads hold together the entire fabric.

Aston considers her work to be an exploration of “the relationships and residual connections we feel to domestic objects of the past.”

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“Antiquated Notions #1” Paper, free motion embroidery, thread, burn-out

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“Antiquated Notions #5” Paper, free motion embroidery, thread, burn-out

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“Love Lace – Lace Symmetries” Paper, free motion embroidery, thread, burn-out.

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“Love Lace – Optical Lace Repeat” Paper, free motion embroidery, thread, burn-out

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“Antiquated Notions #2” Paper, free motion embroidery, thread, burn-out

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Love Lace – International Lace Award

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