Life with Lace - Frida Schmit

Bobbin lace became part of my life 46 years ago. I was 21, and I saw an advertisement for bobbin lace lessons. I thought I must try this. After the first lesson I was so excited, my enthusiasm was contagious. For the next lesson my 2 sisters joined the class also. Then our mother could not resist. We had a lot of fun learning to make lace together. We would help each other. It brought us closer to each other. Bobbin lace became part of my life, and now it runs in. My blood.

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Ekatrina Russian lace Teacher

was introduced to the basics of bobbin lace-making in high school during after-school classes.

At that time, I did not know anything about this kind of art and agreed to study to to.make my teacher happy. I did not have a deep desire to learn this technique. These classes were not mandatory, and very few people wanted to attend them voluntarily. I studied physics, history, languages. Learning something extra after school was my hobby. I had a dream to become a clothing designer now I’m glad that didn't happen.

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Handmade Lace Designer Malgorzata Szpila

The tradition of lacemaking has always been at my home. Bobowa (name of my hometown) it is the oldest lace center in Poland, where lace traditions are cultivated up to this day. However, when I was a little girl, it was the last thing which could somehow interest me. The breakthrough occurred in 2000 when the first International Festival of Bobbin Lace took place in Bobowa.

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