Craftswoman Shows The Intricate Process Of Lace Making

ViralHogPublished: May 22, 2017870 plays$2.34 earned
Published: May 22, 2017

A curious footage has emerged from Adrain, Missouri, USA showing the tiresome process of lace making. Lady in the footage shows how to make Bobbin Lace which is an old traditional style of lace making that dates back to the 1500's in Europe. This lady uses a French style craftsmanship on bolster lace pillow, using English Midland Bobbins.

Watch how beautiful the beads on these bobbins are, but they are functional too. They are called spangles in England and are used to keep the bobbins from rolling on the lace pillow.

Making lace by hand is very time consuming and only few people practice it nowadays. Lace is believed to have originated in Europe in the early 16th century and some patterns can take five hours to complete a square centimetre.

Have you ever come across ancient pieces in garage sales with owners unaware of the true value of this lace art? Each of these crafts has a unique story to tell through the pattern and thread used to create it. This form of art is absolutely amazing!

The machine-made lace is not even quite the same as the handmade one. Humans make mistakes and that makes it unique! The machine-made lace doesn’t have loops on the edges as handmade pieces have.

Over the centuries, lace making evolved from using needle work to bobbins and machines. It is believed that refugees of the French revolution who made their way to England used the lace as currency to buy food.

Bobbin lace, also known as pillow lace, is a method of making lace by weaving threads held on bobbins and pinning them on top of a pattern pinned to a pillow. There are very few hobbies that you can just start without needing any equipment or tools and bobbin lace-making is no exception.

Different lacemakers have different styles. Some pillows are full of bone bobbins, others use just plain wood with spangles. Others have commemorative bobbins which tell the story of the milestones in their lives. Traditional lace making is just amazing. Do you own some of these precious crafts?

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