History of Bobbin Lace
The bobbin lace technique developed from other knotting techniques in the late Middle Ages. With changing fashions, bobbin lace spread to the centres of textile production: Flanders and Venice. In the 16th century, printed books made this technique known throughout Europe. Bobbin lace was also produced in the Alpine region and thus in the Ahrntal valley. In the 19th century, this domestic industry reached the colonies of France and Great Britain and thus the whole world.
One of the oldest depictions of lace-making from 1561 on the title page of the "Nüw Modelbuoch: allerley Gattungen Däntelschnür [...]", published by Christoph Froschauer. Unfortunately, only the initials of the woman who wrote the "Modelbuoch" are known: R.M.