The traditional art
of making bobbin lace has a long history and is very typical
for the southern region of Saxony, the "Erzgebirge". Interesting
to see the stamps to the left.
It spread over
Germany in the 16th century. In the 19th century a "Royal
Saxon bobbin lace school" was founded in Schneeberg to educate teachers and
designers. There one also developed a special lace which became
famous under the name "Lace of Schneeberg"
Making bobbin lace is a very
technik which demands some skill and experience. Unfortunately most
of people would not pay an adequate price and prefer machine-made
products. Thus this traditional art mainly survives as a family
tradition and hobby.
about this amazing technik and the historical background....