Men and Bobbin Lace

Men and bobbin lace

Due to the loss of their jobs in mining, some skilled men also began to make lace. They mostly made ribbons, ropes or metre lace. For this they used much chunkier bobbins than the women. According to the priest Kleinlercher from Prettau, "it was not uncommon for the men to do the domestic work so that the women could devote themselves all the more undisturbed to lace-making" (Brixen Chronicle, 1894).