A Repairing Mend by Patricia Miranda at Jane St. Art Center in Saugerties, NY

In March 2020, just as the lockdown was going into effect, Patricia Miranda posted an image on Instagram of some lace she had inherited from her grandmothers and dyed. Miranda, an artist, curator and educator, had been using natural dyes in her art and educational programs for 25 years, but to her surprise, it was the lace that caught a visitor’s attention. The woman sent an enormous box full of lace to Miranda, the first of many such donations. “I touched a heart string,” Miranda recalled. She began to document the lace donations, which currently number in the thousands and have been collected in what she calls The Lace Archive; each piece is photographed, identified by its owner or maker, a written story attached (if there was one, and often there is), and cataloged. 

Read the full article at Hudson Valley One.