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Many moons ago I found the above image in a Tumblr feed without any luck of locating the artist. Finally, Lovely Textiles has the answer: London artist Shane Waltener! This piece, Auntie Peggy Has Departed, is a great example of his body of work, utilizing lace doilies and audio as part of an installation focused on memory, place, and craft. Apart from these crocheted web installations, Waltener also takes photographs and makes sculpture.

Doilies are like dreamcatchers, each knot holding a thought, a memory. The sum of these make up the history of a place … The piece was dedicated to Peggy, and her lifelong enthusiasm for the crochet work and needlecraft.


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  1. Tina Weeks says:

    Awww… my beloved Auntie Peggy passed away in May of 2005 and there’s not a day I don’t miss her. She would have loved this! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Brianna says:

    I love art installations that are inspired by feminine, decorative, traditional craft practices. Shane’s Lace Webs are beautiful and clever.

  3. Jane says:

    Beautiful, but it is not knitted work, it’s crochet for sure. Those are very traditional crochet motif’s. Beautiful tribute to Aunt Peggy. I would love to see it in person.