Wonderful Honiton bobbins (for making lace) These make pretty good tapestry bobbins in a pinch too. Houseani Things, Bobbin Lace, Sewing Antiques, Antiques Textiles, Lace Bobbin, Vintage Sewing, Happy Places, Primitives Collection, Honiton Lace
Bobbin Lace is so beautiful! My great grandmother made a bedspread which is still in our family.
Lace aka Bizzilla Lace making is a very old tradition in the Maltese islands; Gozitans are particularly famous for it. We are speaking about the real hand-made stuff (bobbin lace) - machine-woven lace pales in comparison. Unfortunately it is a dying crafts, as it involves long hours of intricate work, and the income most of the time does not justify it. Here you can see the skillful hands of an expert Gozitan lace maker working with silk. In the background you can see a good example of a f...