Elena Kanagy-Loux

Elena Kanagy-Loux 10

Elena Kanagy-Loux descends from the Amish and grew up between the US and Japan, immersed in both traditional Mennonite craft and the DIY fashion scene in Tokyo. After earning her BFA in Textile Design from FIT, she won a grant to study lacemaking across a dozen European countries for four months in 2015. Upon returning to NYC, she co-founded Brooklyn Lace Guild, began teaching bobbin lace classes, and completed her MA in Costume Studies at NYU in 2018. After spending five years as the Collections Specialist at the Antonio Ratti Textile Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she began a PhD focused on the history of lacemaking at Bard Graduate Center in the fall of 2023.

Workshops

Beginning Bobbin Lace

In this introductory workshop, we will take a deep dive into the 500-year-old craft of bobbin lace, covering not only the technique but also looking at the history, identification, and […]

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