Story: Sewing, knitting and textile crafts

Loops and knots: lace-making (1st of 3)

Loops and knots: lace-making

Lace-making is the most intricate textile craft. Lace is made by intertwining threads to create a continuous fabric without a backing. The example shown here is bobbin lace. Thread is wound on bobbins, which are passed around pins inserted in a pillow. The pins form the pattern.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Sewing, knitting and textile crafts - Other textile crafts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 November 2021)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 Sep 2013