Example of bobbinet. Example of bobbinet.

Bobbinet is a form of machine net (tulle) invented by the English engineer John Heathcoat in 1808. It is an imitation of the (hexagonal) net ground used in bobbin lace making. Bobbinet has an hexagonal mesh constructed by looping the weft thread around the vertical warp thread.

Source: EARNSHAW, Pat (1984). A Dictionary of Lace, Aylesbury: Shire Publications Ltd, pp. 20-21.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 7th July 2016).


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