Since knit lacework is my favorite type of knitting, I decided to delve deeper into the various ways of making lace through history. Bobbin lace or pillow lace is an old world craft that reached popularity in the Elizabethan era and for various periods thereafter. Each place had its own style of bobbins, its own patterns, and its own style of creating the lace. The type of bobbin lace that I'm most comfortable with is Torchon, but I'm working my way through other types like Bedfordshire and Brussels. Basically, bobbins are wound with thread and hung in pairs around pins on a pillow. They are then crossed over each other in pattern to reveal a pattern.