Lorena Balea-Raitz

Lorena Balea-Raitz

Needle Craft Guru

Lorena Balea-Raitz is a fashion designer and illustrator, teaching Lace making, Crochet, Knitting, Embroidery and Art.
Lorena is now Brisbane-based. She was born in Romania and has lived in Europe, US and NZ.

Lorena loves to create lace and specialises in Romanian Point Lace. She is the force behind Ink & Lace, focusing on fashion related art and fashion accessories. When creating lace Lorena creates everything from scratch, pattern, print, and cord. She also enjoys crochet and crochet techniques as well as embroidery from all over the world. Her speciality is to combine lace making with embroidery.

Lorena teaches introductory workshops with Hands On Brisbane and intensive private workshops for those who want to go beyond and learn more.

“Illustration is silent poetry” and lace making is “inner peace”