[HNW] Clockwork bobbinlace "pillow"

Betsy Marshall betsy at softwareinnovation.com
Mon Dec 6 16:00:21 PST 2010

I have about zero experience with lacemaking, but looking at the photos, it
seems to be a cylindrical pillow, with a bunch of 'registered' holders for
the thread/bobbins, I find it unlikely that the sprockets move at all, if
you see the angles of the v-cuts change as you go up and over the
curve..which would eventually dump out some threads if the sprocket piece
rotated at all. Perhaps it was aimed at the less skilled who needed a good
way to keep track of where they put the last/next bobbin?


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g] On Behalf Of Martha Fletcher
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 4:52 PM
To: Historic Needlework
Subject: Re: [HNW] Clockwork bobbinlace "pillow"


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 roll.




From: Sandy Dudley 

Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 8:49 PM

To: Historic Needlework 

Subject: [HNW] Clockwork bobbinlace "pillow"


The "Mundillo"
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 this!



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