Definition of Bobbin lace

1. Noun. A handmade lace worked on a pillow with threads wound on bobbins; the pattern is marked out on the pillow by pins.

Exact synonyms: Pillow Lace
Generic synonyms: Lace
Specialized synonyms: Valenciennes, Valenciennes Lace

Definition of Bobbin lace

1. Noun. A form of hand-made lace in which the thread is wound around bobbins on a padded cushion; pillow lace ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bobbin Lace

bobars
bobas
bobaunce
bobbar
bobbared
bobbaring
bobbars
bobbasheely
bobbed
bobber
bobberies
bobbers
bobbery
bobbies
bobbin
bobbin lace (current term)
bobbinet
bobbinets
bobbing
bobbings
bobbinless
bobbinlike
bobbins
bobbinwork
bobbish
bobbitt
bobbitted
bobbitting
bobbitts
bobble

Literary usage of Bobbin lace

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Old Lace: A Handbook for Collectors; an Account of the Different Styles of by Margaret Jourdain (1908)
"KNOTTED FRINGES—EARLY bobbin lace (MERI.KTTI A PIOMBINI)— EARLY GENOESE LACE. ... The earliest bobbin lace appears in the form of twisted or plaited thread ..."

2. Textiles for Commercial, Industrial, and Domestic Arts Schools: Also Adapted by William Henry Dooley (1914)
"Coarse bobbin lace made in Belgium and France as well as Arabia. ... Very strong, inexpensive, white bobbin lace, of simple pattern, somewhat resembling ..."

3. Dictionary of Textiles by Louis Harmuth (1915)
"Point D' Angleterre—Originated in England as bobbin -lace, improved upon by Flemish ... Point Campan—Narrow French bobbin lace edging of the 17th century. ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"FLOUNCE or GENOESE bobbin lace XVI Century, Pollen Collection, ... There are three chief ways of making bobbin-lace, (i) Early or peasant ..."

5. The Connoisseur by Bonnell Thornton, George Colman, Mr Town, George Lyttelton Lyttelton (1905)
"DUTCH bobbin lace SEVENTEENTH CENTURY laces made outside the walls of Valenciennes ... DUTCH bobbin lace inches without detaching the lace from the pillow, ..."

6. Textiles for Commercial, Industrial, Evening, and Domestic Arts Schools Also by William Henry Dooley (1910)
"Coarse bobbin lace made in Belgium and France as well as Arabia. ... So called, being originally a bobbin lace made of unbleached silk, though now shown in ..."

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