The Art of …

… needle lace, by Hungarian artist Ágnes Herczeg

Born in the town of Kecskemét, Agnes Herczeg is a talented Hungarian textile artist. She graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 1997. While studying, she has learned many traditional handicraft techniques, from embroidery and lace-making to macramé, and weaving. Creating her works, Agnes uses only with natural materials – tree branches, roots, fruits, seeds, yarns, threads, textiles, which supplement in a single composition. They seem imbued with rays of light, their stories are unusual, the embodiment of elegance and harmony. Combining innovative techniques with traditional handicraft, Agnes has created one-of-a-kind art gallery. In particular, combining lace with various materials – ceramic, wood, and coconut shell. According to Agnes, lace-making is an extremely time consuming occupation. For example, it takes Agnes several days just to complete a small piece. – source Art Kaleidoscope

I encourage you to check out either of the above links to see more of this artist’s work. I’m amazed at the amount of fine detail and emotion that Herczeg is able to capture in such small pieces of art.

The Garden, Agnes Herczeg. Image from


Lace Art by Agnes Herczeg. mage from Fubiz Media

The Bath by Agnes Herczeg. Image from

Grasshopper by Agnes Herczeg. Image from the artist’s website.



  1. says

    These are absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this artist, I am browsing her gallery now and I am amazed.

  2. Tethys says

    Ahhhh, Agnes makes the most amazing sculptures from threads. I have long coveted her art. My favorite is a women sitting under a dandelion seed head, spinning it into thread.

    Or perhaps the tiny people walking through winter birch trees? I would love to try the art, along with learning Oya lace making. It would be a lovely way to spend winter evenings, creating art from sticks and strings.

  3. voyager says

    I spent a pleasant afternoon looking through her portfolio and I, too, was totally charmed. My hands are too stiff to attempt this sort of art, but I wish you happy success if you decide to give it a try. I’d be happy to post your creations on the blog.

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