Tamara Goulding

About Tamara

I have been interested in textile creation’s for many years. In the early seventies I was exhibiting my Batiks around London and the Home Counties,including my One Man show. However a career in teaching and a family took precedent over art at that time.

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

My interest in texture and colour lead me to explore the intricacies of needlelace, where I could interpret my designs freely without the constraints of traditional bobbin lace techniques.

In 2003 I completed my City and Guilds diploma in Fashion using my lace to enhance my creations.

My works have been accepted for exhibitions here and abroad where I have won competitions and sold several of my creations. My work is always progressing and at present I am experimenting using wire and combining both bobbin and needle lace in several of my works.

In 2010 I gained my Art Degree in Visual Studies.

I enjoying passing on my knowledge of lace history, lacemakers, and its fascination as an art by giving talks to various organisations.

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