The drawn patterns according to which bobbin lace is made are called prickings. These specify the working direction and stitches. Depending on the sequence of stitches, different typical motives/patterns are created: bats ("Fledomaislan"), mosquitoes ("Muggn"), trees/leaves ("Bamlan"), snails ("Schneggilan"), ribbons ("Randlan") and many more. Normally, the bobbin lace is created from the inside to the outside. At each change of direction, the thread is fixed and tightened with a pin. There are prickings in many levels of difficulty.