Anyone who has been following Gallop over the last 6 months or so will know that our lace crocheted rugs from Finland were really well received in Australia. Janet and I really love them, and have been delighted that the press and our customers feel the same.
It seems the trend of this traditional craft motif continues. We were thrilled to see a mum in Queensland win an amazing award for a competition run by Real Living Magazine and Designer Rugs. Brook Gossen submitted a design inspired by a crocheted 'doily' pattern.
Brook's prize was not only a course at the International School of Colour and Design, but also to have her rug design distributed by Designer Rugs. Amazing!
Those of you who are really keen to see how modern designers are experimenting with the age old tradition of crocheting and lace, it is worth checking out the current 'Love Lace' exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.
Art works from the Love Lace exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum - see http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/lovelace/index.php/artists-works
134 artists from 20 countries unleash their passion for lace in this spectacular exhibition of winning entries and finalists in the Powerhouse Museum International Lace Award. The exhibition runs until April 2012 and is well worth a visit.