Layne Dann

The Lace Reader

Layne Dann
The Lace Reader
 The lace in this photo is being used to make wedding dresses in our newest collection, to be unveiled on September 25, 2016 at Imagine Galleries: The Artful Bride Wedding Showcase being held at the Imagine Gallery on Main Street in Skaneateles, NY.  Photography Credit: Chelsea Fausel of Fausel Imagery. Model Credit: Mariah Rose Dahl.

The lace in this photo is being used to make wedding dresses in our newest collection, to be unveiled on September 25, 2016 at Imagine Galleries: The Artful Bride Wedding Showcase being held at the Imagine Gallery on Main Street in Skaneateles, NY.  Photography Credit: Chelsea Fausel of Fausel Imagery. Model Credit: Mariah Rose Dahl.

The Lace Reader must stare at the piece of lace until the pattern blurs and the face of the Seeker disappears completely behind the veil. When the eyes begin to fill with tears and the patience is long exhausted, there will appear a glimpse of something not quite seen.

In this moment, an image will begin to form… in the space between what is real and what is only imagined.
— The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry

Towner Whitney is the unreliable narrator of Brunonia Barry's 'The Lace Reader.'  'The Lace Reader' is  a novel set in Salem, Massachusetts whose main character has psychic abilities to read fortune's in patterns of Ipswich lace.  The novel is richly steeped in the folklore and tradition of old world, hand done, lace making.  Upon 'The Lace Reader's' publishing success, modern witches in Salem have adopted this as a method of fortune telling.

In 'Fortune-Telling Book for Brides' by K.C. Jones, a Bride who wears a veil is described as having 'a mysterious way about her, but she also holds tradition dear.  Her home and family will be of paramount importance to her.' 

To date we have made two veils and a bridal belt in the above pictured lace.  Chelsea Fausel of Fausel Imagery and Mariah Rose Dahl captured the mysterious allure of a lady veiled, dressed as a Bride.