I was in the city yesterday and decided that, the way I am going, I might miss out on the Lace in Fashion exhibition at the NGV if I wait to organise myself and friends to see it together, so I made a quick visit to see just that exhibition and nothing else. It was very interesting, with works from several eras and areas of the world. It is only a small one and I was able to take my time and read the information and be amazed by the work. There was one small piece that apparently would have taken 10 months of 15 hour days to make. I don't see how you could actually do something so small. No wonder lace was so expensive before machinery.
And look, another date with lots of ones - 11/1/11