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Tamara Goulding

I started my textile career in the early seventies by exhibiting Batiks around London and the Home Counties including my own One Man Show. However a career in teaching and a family took precedent over my art.

In the late seventies I was introduced to lace and my whole life changed. With my background in Batik I was fascinated with colour and I fought against the tradition of using only white, ecru and black.

My interest in texture and colour lead me to explore the intricacies of needlelace, where I found I could interpret my own designs more freely. In 2003 I completed my City and Guilds parts 1 and 2 in Fashion. I incorporated my free lace on many of my costumes. 2004 saw me returning to bobbin lace in a way that I could not perceive back in the eighties as bobbin lace had moved progressively into the 21st century.

My pieces have been accepted for exhibitions both here and abroad and won competitions. My work is always progressing and at present I am experimenting using wire and silk paper which I find complements my type of designs. I have recently obtained an art degree in Visual Studies Being researched the history of lace and lacemakers I enjoy passing on this knowledge to other by giving talks to various groups.

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