Rough lines, indented paper, scratch marks. Not the first association we have with the delicate art of lacemaking; and yet it is a part of the process. This installation deals with the seeming contradictions of traditional textile making. When looking at the result, a piece of Tenerife lace of 5x5cm, the spectator sees it as something fragile, takes it carefully into their hands, treats it as if it could fall apart any moment. This is a stark contrast to my process of making it; using sharp needles to make it more dense, tugging the yarns until they cinch themselves. The force needed to make a textile so intricate is something I wanted to show; a lace not exhibited behind layers of glass, sitting on a velvet pedestal, but hung in between thick wood— the process being part of it to reveal its transformation.