Monthly Archives: January 2017

SIA: A Little Lace

Style Imitating Art

Happy belated new year, everyone!

I’m still on a bit of a blogging hiatus, at least until probably February, but I didn’t want you to miss out on another Style Imitating Art challenge! Also, one of the people I’m working with this week told me she missed my blogging so I thought I’d check in.

Jen chose this the art this time around and she picked lace patterns from Italian lace designer and wood carver Isabella Catanea Parasole (sometimes also known as Elisabetta Catanea Parasole, which is the name she used to publish her manuals).

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Jen writes,

She was the first lace designer to create and publish a lace instruction manual for women, a manual called Il Teatro delle nobili et virtuose donne, published in 1620. She was such a prominent artist that when she married printmaker Leonardo Norsini, he took her last name!

There’s not much known about her today, but you can find a brief bio and samples here and many pics from her lace instruction manual from the Met here.

Never participate in Style Imitating Art before? Just snap a picture of an outfit you wore that was inspired by this week’s choice and send it to Jen at librarianforlifestyle@gmail.com by Monday, January 30th to be featured in the round-up on Tuesday.

I’m not sure I’ll be able to get my own outfit submitted with everything else I have going on this week, but maybe! I mean, we are mostly moved and unpacked. Now I just have to get through the half marathon I’m working for and the full marathon I’m running!