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Published: 09 October 2022

By Andy Ross

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Sustainability and lace

The Swiss tradition of embroidering patterns on a silk substrate that is then dissolved in lye to leave intricate lace has been the inspiration for Reiko Sudo's experimentation. 

In the Japanese designer's lace, machine embroidery is worked onto a water-soluble base that is then dissolved away. It is a perfect marriage of innovation and tradition and linked to that timely concept: sustainability. Have a look of this article, courtesy of a reader in the UK, about Reiko Sudo's concepts following a recent exhibition at the Textile Museum in St Gallen in eastern Switzerland.