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What is "Bobbin lace" - Definition & Explanation

A handmade lace using a pillow to hold pins around which thread is intertwined. Bobbins are used to hold and feed the thread. Also called pillow lace or bobbinet.
Bobbin lace is a delicate lace that uses wound spools of thread (the bobbins) to weave together the shapes in the lace.

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