Stefanie Mittman is the designer behind Berlin based brand InLace Jewelry. Mittman is designing and making beautiful contemporary jewellery in bobbin lace. I love Mittman’s modern interpretation of lace that is made to be worn, particularly her stunning lace collars. Lacemaking is a time consuming, skilled and intricate craft that I believe needs to be shown off. I often think about how lace pieces could be better designed for and displayed in contemporary every day settings. Mittman’s lace jewellery does this so perfectly.
In describing her work Mittman says its all about working with the old technique called bobbin lace in a very simple and minimalistic way and keeping it alive. Her biography tells us that Mittmann finished her studies of textile design in 2014 and quickly decided to turn her passion for handcrafts, bobbin lace and crochet into her profession by starting her own brand, InLace Jewelry. Stefanie’s interest and love for the “open” character of lace, especially of bobbin lace, shows in each and every piece of the collection and keeps the traditional craft alive…
In an interview with Berlin fashion blog popupfashionberlin, Mittman describes how bobbin lace has lots of different patterns and I want to put it in a contemporary context giving it a younger look and making it more wearable. Mittman says she is inspired by the lace artist Olivia Valentine, previously featured in Adventures In Time & Lace, as she also works with lace in a very modern way.
Check out Mittman’s website for more of her stunning uber modern lace pieces.
Tracey Wright is an NHS Recovery Worker by day & trying to be creative at all other times! Tracey is a member of the Aragon Lacemakers, who work to keep the making of handmade Bedfordshire lace alive by learning & making lace together. Tracey was taught to make handmade bobbin lace at school as a child & has returned to this craft in the past few years. Tracey is interested not only in learning about the history of lacemaking & its vast range of styles & techniques to contribute to preserving this traditional craft, but also in exploring how lacework is being used in art & craft today in new & exciting ways to show it is still fresh & contemporary.