The holly and the ivy

The holly and the ivy

by Ann Collier

Golden eyes

Golden eyes

by Ann Collier Bobbin lace with a centre of sculptured stiffened shapes 33x39 Exhibited at Shape Shifting, 2014

Harlequin

Harlequin

by Ann Collier A seven panelled fan, with the centre made of needlelace flowers, on a bobbin lace ground with extra wired triangles attached to each stick. 64x102 Exhibited at Shape Shifting, 2014

A breath of summer

A breath of summer

by Ann Collier Crochet lace flowers on a willow structure, a reminder of summer. Mixed lace using various threads Exhibited at Inside Out, 2010

Dragonfly

Dragonfly

by Ann Collier Large scale dragonfly in mixed lace using various threads Exhibited at Inside Out, 2010

A tree for all seasons

A tree for all seasons

by Ann Collier A tree from winter to autumn in bobbin lace using textured and coloured threads for the snow and undergrowth. H43cm, W49cm. Exhibited at Divergence, 2008

Scenes from England

Scenes from England

by Ann Collier English trees and a Tudor Public House typical of Newtown, my own area. Set as three cartouches in a ground of Bedfordshire lace. H51cm, W91cm. Exhibited at Divergence, 2008

Scenes from New Zealand

Scenes from New Zealand

by Ann Collier Sea scene with Pohatakawa trees which grow on the sea shore. In December they have red blooms and are known as ‘the New Zealand Christmas tree’. H51cm, W91cm. Exhibited at Divergence, 2008

Waistcoat

Waistcoat

by Anne Collier Exhibited at Lace in a Barn, 2005

White birds

White birds

by Anne Collier Exhibited at Lace in a Barn, 2005

The cabbage leaf

The cabbage leaf

by Ann Collier Exhibited at Lace on a Long Boat, 2003

Ideas from Bath

Ideas from Bath

by Ann Collier Exhibited at Lace on a Long Boat, 2003

ANN COLLIER

Ann Collier began lacemaking in 1976 having already taken City & Guilds Embroidery and Dress Design and a Teaching qualification.  She was one of the first examiners for City & Guilds Lace and has written seven books on various aspects of lace.   Ann was Chairman of The Lace Guild for two years and President of OIDFA for six years.  She has lectured and taught in many different countries.  Ann specialises in contemporary lace fans and has now made over 200.

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