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pillow lace

  1. bobbin lace.
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Origin of pillow lace

First recorded in 1855–60
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Historical Examples of pillow lace

  • Flanders claims to be the birthplace of pillow-lace—dentelles aux fuseaux—and disputes with Italy the invention of lace generally.

    The Spell of Belgium

    Isabel Anderson

  • Another local industry in the county is the manufacture of pillow-lace.

  • Pillow-lace made with bobbins was invented by a woman in Saxony about the middle of the sixteenth century.

    Woman's Club Work and Programs

    Caroline French Benton

  • Pillow-lace was preceded in England, as elsewhere, by darned netting and cut-work.

  • It was not necessary for Mrs. Ruth to take her attention off the pillow-lace she was at work upon.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost

    William Frend De Morgan

British Dictionary definitions for pillow lace

pillow lace

  1. lace made by winding thread around bobbins on a padded cushion or boardCompare point lace
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