[HNW] 16th century bobbin lace (slightly off topic)

Charlene Charette perronnelle at earthlink.net
Wed Oct 22 20:31:00 PDT 2003

Kirrily Robert wrote:

> Can anyone tell me where I might find information on the tools used by
> 16th century bobbin lace makers?  What kind of bobbins, what kind of
> pillows, what were the pillows stuffed with, what did they use to make
> their prickings, and so on.

In addition to asking here, you might also want to ask at 


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