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Katherine Wheeler - Some details of the work for the love lace award.  The work is all made in Porcelain and fine silver - and needless to say fairly fragile.

KATHERINE WHEELER-AU - Some details of the work for the love lace award. The work is all made in Porcelain and fine silver - and needless to say fairly fragile.

Lace aka Bizzilla  Lace making is a very old tradition in the Maltese islands; Gozitans are particularly famous for it. Unfortunately it is a dying crafts, as it involves long hours of intricate work, and the income most of the time does not justify it. In the background you can see a good example of a finished product.

Bizzilla or lace making is an old tradition amongst the Maltese islands, moreso on the island of Gozo. Hand made lace making with bobbins is derived from Genoese lace and was mastered in both Malta and Gozo by the mid Century.

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