Lacemaking in New York: Elena Kanagy-Loux in conversation

Have you heard about the woman who has founded a lacemaking guild in Brooklyn, made a lace collar for the late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and introduced traditional lacemaking to the TikTok generation? Join Voluntary Arts and the Heritage Crafts Association.

Elena is a descendent of the Amish and grew up between the US and Japan, where she was immersed in both traditional Mennonite crafts and the DIY fashion scene in Tokyo’s Harajuku neighbourhood. After receiving her degree in Textile Design, she won a grant which funded a four-month trip to study lacemaking across Europe in 2015. Upon returning to NYC, she co-founded Brooklyn Lace Guild and began teaching bobbin lace classes at the Textile Arts Center. Currently Elena is the Collections Specialist at the Antonio Ratti Textile Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This event is fully booked but will be streamed on Facebook.