Watching my bedridden Great Great Aunt making an everyday handkerchief, made beautiful by the addition of the surround. A light filigree of lace cotton given a touch of luxury made by a process called 'Tatting'.
A single thread looped and joined. An old and wondrous skill.
My own work with wire has grown from these traditions. The movement of the wire maintaining the natural yet anticipating the transitory nature of life. Observing the ordinary and making it special.