"Laura Marsden is a techno-crafter....The finished skeletal flowers look as though they're dripping down the wall."
Danielle Proud, Sunday Times Style Section, May 27, 2007
"Marsden is a sort of guerrilla lace-maker. Instead of demurely contemplating each pull of the needle, she stitches with great speed using thread recycled from strips of plastic bags and sculpts the 'lace' panels into whay seem like delicate and ephemeral pieces. Up close however, the intricate lace transfroms into tiny, uneven and energetic knots."
Samantha Allan, The Shop Floor Project, May 2008
"For interiors, Laura has designed a set of wall pieces entitled 'Bloom' that look like delicate oversized lace doilies folded into the shape of flowers."
Kate Dominey, Miru Magazine, Japan
'...That historic mood is also evident in Laura Marsden's work. She has developed her own system for recycling plastic bags and turning them into yarn with which she creates lace-like patterns applied to cushions. It is really elegant recycling.'
Corinne Julius, Evening Standard, Homes & Property Section.Oct.1 2008.
'Textile designer Laura Anne Marsden is one of those up and coming creative minds who is turning lace on its classic ear and offering up a modern take. Using mixed heating techniques in combination with hand-stitching and needlework, her Eternal Lace collection turns plastic bags into works of art that would make Chantilly envious. With plans for adapting the technique to lighting and furniture in the works, as well as a recent purchase by London's V&A museum, it looks like Marsden is betting on this classic for some time to come.'
The Voice of Color Exchange, The Interactive Color Resource for Professionals, Jan 2009
'Laura Anne Marsden has created lace wall art and cushions featuring lace design details. While this might not seem particularly outstanding, Marsden goes on to explain that the lace is in fact made from old plastic bags; a new textile that she calls Eternal Lace. She refined Eternal Lace, which is achieved using a traditional hand-stitched needle-made lace technique, while studying for a Masters degree at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Once the plastic lace has been made it goes through a series of processes and comes out at the other end as a waterproof, supple, flexible lace that looks deceptively delicate.'
Rachel Taylor, Spring Fair.com '09, Luxury Craft Feature
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