Honiton lace bobbins

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Honiton lace bobbins

Honiton lace has been made in the Devon town of Honiton for hundreds of years. The traditional lace can only be made with Honiton lace bobbins which have a pointed end. These bobbins are likely to have been made in Devon around 1980. Doreen had them painted in the trqditional way to celebrate Honiton Lace Day.
Lace making was a time consuming and laborious way to make a living and some women would make a piece so they could barter it for bread. Now it is a country craft and hobby.

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