Bobbin Lace: Gossamer Webs

Sale, Mary Stewart
July 2005
Piecework;Jul/Aug2005, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p47
The article discusses the history of bobbin lace and bobbin-lace making. It is said that the exact place of origin for bobbin lace is uncertain for there are various countries such as Denmark, Italy, and France that claim to be the place of origin for bobbin lace. In the early 16th century, Belgian Barbara Uttmann taught bobbin-lace making at the Castle of Saint Annaburg in Saxon, Germany. By the mid-16th century, bobbin lace started to become a status and refinement symbol around Europe.


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