Thanks for the warm welcome, Lorelei. So glad I stumbled upon this site. I've been thread crocheting for over 50 years. I love all forms of lace and have dabbled in many other forms; but I am always interested in learning more. I lost all of my tools and the pieces I made over the past 50 years in the recent Camp Fire and looking forward to jumping in again. Seems like a great site with lots of people, ideas, and support.
Hi Lorelei! Thanks for your welcome! You may remember me from Needle Lace Talk, which is where my work is showcased.
I've joined this site because of my growing interest in identifying types of lace, even those I don't make. I recently had the opportunity to get some close-up pictures of antique laces--some machine made (early Leavers loom work) and some handmade (a really interesting embroidered piece simulating gros point, but using appliqued linen!)--and I was able to identify them, but when it came to the bobbin lace, I had little to say because I don't know about that form of the art.
I hope to learn a lot here, and find helpful people when I have questions!
Thank you for welcoming me to the group. This artifact, which was identified in the report as a bobbin, looked odd to me and I questioned whether it was actually a bobbin. I did some additional research and it turns out to be a circa 1880-1900 bone sewing stiletto/awl. It was found in Baltimore. Thank you anyway and if we do find any bobbins, I will get back in touch.