Lace in Frame
The production of bobbin lace found favorable ground especially in hilly areas, where long winters offered favorable conditions for bobbin making. The needlewomen used to go to each other for group needlework, and before the arrival of electricity, it was customary for another needlewoman to bring the lighting (kerosene or carbide) every evening. Lacemaking was part of the national culture and had a significant impact on folk storytelling and folk songs, jokes and customs, which were passed down from generation to generation through the joint work of lacemakers. The knowledge of beadwork was passed down from generation to generation, and even today the elders teach the younger ones. Although many lacemakers have never attended a lacemaking school and are nevertheless good lacemakers, it is still considered that only “trained hands” can handle technical finesse and demanding borders. Recently, more and more designers are introducing lace into urban culture and adapting it to modern trends.