When I was at TKGA Knit and Crochet Show last month, I met artist, Maggie Weldon. Her pottery is beautiful. She takes knitted, crocheted or tatted lace and impresses pottery with it.
Maggie uses this as a way to save and/or share prized pieces of lace that have been handed down for generations or as a way to show off new designs. She makes new heirlooms each with a certificate of authenticity.
Many of her customers send her a lace piece that they found when going through their loved one's estate after they passed on. Everyone in the family wants the same piece of lace as a remembrance.
Maggie takes the lace and makes trays, dishes, ornaments, bowls, etc. That way everyone in the family can enjoy the beautiful work and has an item that is very useful.
Maggie also finds laces and makes unique designed pottery to show off the lace pattern. I was able to purchase a few from her.