Endangered professions. The Lacemaker …. In Bobowa. What is „Koronka”?.
Bobbin lace is a lacetextile made by braiding and twisting lengths of thread,which are wound on bobbinsto manage them.As the work progresses, the weaving is held in place with pins set in a lace pillow, the placement of the pins usually determined by a pattern or pricking pinned on the pillow.
Made since the beginning of the 19th century with the aid of special “blocks” they are still sought after and highly valued, and have acquired recognition at lace exhibitions in Europe. Bobowa is the only place in Poland where there is still a large group of active lace makers.
The lacemaker cooperative was founded at a meeting in May 1949, with 28 members present. Zofia Wojna was its founder.The cooperativeowns over 2000 designs of these fabrics. They may appear in various sizes and colors.