The widespread popularity of the lace-making craft has been described by Janez Vajkard Valvasor in his renowned book, The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola (1686). He wrote that “the Dutch and Venetian lace that is manufactured in Ljubljana is distributed far and wide.” Although known in many Slovene towns, lace-making craft was most widespread in Idrija, Železniki and Žiri. Lace-making craft is today not as popular as it had been in the past. Only a few lace-makers still have the skill to know how to make these old and web-like patterns out of thinnest strings in order to create collars for ladies, which once had to be made “as thin as breath was.”