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Carol Quarini

Textile artist and lacemaker


Contemporary lace

Carol is a textile artist, researcher and consultant who makes and studies lace. She uses contemporary lace as a medium for conceptual practice. Some of her work is based on biological themes and she also creates works that re-read the domestic.

Carol has recently completed a practice based PhD at UCA Farnham entitled 'The domestic veil: exploring the net curtain through the uncanny and the gothic'. Carol's post-doctoral research studies the history, manufacture and design of net curtains and lace panels. Her current practice is based on veiling, inspired by nineteenth-century gothic fiction.

Carol has recently been commissioned to produce a contemporary response to the Battle of Britain commemorative lace panel and its associated archive material. She has been awarded a Professional Development Award by the Textile Society to further this work. Her new panels and associated installation will be exhibited at Wollaton Hall, Gawthorpe Hall, and Bentley Priory during 2018 and 2019. During 2018 Carol will also be exhibiting at the World Lace Congress in Bruges and at the Makit Christmas Fair at Cranmore Park.

Carol is a co-founder and director of the Lace Research Network.

In her blog lacethread Carol discusses exhibitions, events and activities related to her practice.