[HNW] Clockwork bobbinlace "pillow"

Martha Fletcher mrfletcher21133 at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 6 14:51:40 PST 2010

I agree, It's a pretty cool tool but I've never seen one before.


--- On Mon, 12/6/10, Leif og Bjarne Drews <drewscph at post12.tele.dk> wrote:

From: Leif og Bjarne Drews <drewscph at post12.tele.dk>
Subject: Re: [HNW] Clockwork bobbinlace "pillow"
To: "Historic Needlework" <h-needlework at lists.ansteorra.org>
Date: Monday, December 6, 2010, 4:13 PM


Looks like an ordinary bobbin lace making roll, 
there is nothing machine like at it at all. Just a funny stand for the 

From: Sandy Dudley 
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 8:49 PM
To: Historic Needlework 
Subject: [HNW] Clockwork bobbinlace "pillow"
Auction No. 250737101349 on www.ebay.com.  Seller says it was invented 
about 500 years ago in Spain, then invention was taken to the New World and is 
still used in Puerto Rico.  I'm not sure about the early date, having seen 
nothing but regular pillows in the artwork, but it is a thoroughly fascinating 
little machine.
I'm not bidding - I don't even have bobbins yet, 
much less $200 for a tool I may never get around to using - nor do I know the 
seller.  I just thought somebody here would enjoy seeing 

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