Lace-making passion proves a winner for Luise at Ekka
MARYBOROUGH'S Luise Putzmann's passion for lace-making has seen her take out the novice award at the Ekka.
The 26-year-old said she was inspired by foreign lace-makers during an Italian holiday and later joined a local group to learn the craft.
"I just found it really interesting, the way they make something out of nothing," Ms Putzmann said.
"It's a bit of a lost art and I'm hoping to get it out there and show people it exists."
She chose the popular Torchon style for the exhibition and said lace creations came together with two simple movements using a bobbin, needle and cotton thread.
The winning piece took a year to complete and the first-time entrant says she will definitely enter again.