Gilding the Lace with Jo Mabbutt
Before gilding the lace, Jo takes prints, using the lace as a stencil.
In the gilding process, Jo uses gold leaf, variegated gold leaf and metallic transfer foils to achieve some wonderful results.
Jo has adapted the technique to make jewellery, Christmas decorations, cards and pictures.
She also collaborates with other artists, providing pieces of gilded lace which are incorporated into clothing and bags.
As well as being a NADFAS lecturer, Jo is an active member of the Worshipful Company of Painters-Stainers.