And what shall we say of those exquisite creations of woman's brain and hand—needle-point and pillow lace?
An example of dainty Brussels pillow lace is given in fig. 42.
The best kinds of pillow lace are duchess, Mechlin, and Valenciennes.
His idea, which is somewhat confusing, is perhaps best understood from his comparison of plant structure with pillow lace.
pillow lace was probably invented by Barbara Uttmann, in the middle of the sixteenth century.
Of pillow lace there are many kinds, and their chief characteristic is the outline of the design.
The terms "Bobbin lace" and "Bone lace" are derived from these and are synonymous with "pillow lace."
pillow lace is entirely worked on the pillow or cushion, the pattern and ground being produced at the same time.
Some early writers after much laborious investigation assert that pillow lace was first made in Flanders.
pillow lace needs a little more attention, but is a lovely art which girls can easily master.