I added another photo to my ‘Occupations Category’ when we visited Burano, in the Lagoon north of Venice. Burano is famous for its lace making, as well as the brightly colour houses. We visited a lace shop on our visit and I so pleased that there was a lacemaker sitting in the shop……oh I know is for the tourist, but at least I got a photo for my collection. I was quite interested, because my grandmother’s grandmother made ‘Honiton Lace’, and some found its way on to Queen Victoria’s Wedding Veil, which was all made of it in small sections. I also have a photo of her, similar to this one, although Jane Cabe, her name, was using bobbins, which were laid out on a pillow. In fact some of Jane’s lace is in Exeter Museum, which is quite fitting as she lived in Exmouth in Devon, not too far away.
More photos of Burano to follow.
Burano October 2016