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Friday, September 4, 2009

Bobbin Lace: Pins

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Here is a detail of a bobbin lace pillow with a tacked pattern. Pins will hold the wooden bobbins in place while they twist and cross the yarn that will produce the final lacework. The image was captured during a small exhibition near Barcelona cathedral last August. By the way, this reporter-photographer-to-be, as you can see, is back from holidays to keep you posted about Barcelona as usual. I had a wonderful time in the Caribbean, in Cuba to be more precise. In coming days I will upload the pictures I took there to my Flickr account and leave a link here in Barcelona Photoblog.

9 comments:

  1. Are young girls learning to do this old form of art, or will it someday die out?

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  2. wow. really beautiful.
    and good to hear you 've had a great holiday. Quite jealous of someone who actually went to Cuba :)
    bet you took some neat photos there too!

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  3. My goodness, that looks so intricate and complicated! But it is very beautiful.

    Glad you had a good time on your vacation, and I'll be watching for the link to your pics!

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  4. Welcome back Carlos! Glad you're back safely from Cuba! Looking forward to seeing your daily Barcelona snaps and photos from Cuba, too! Cool!

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  5. i never thought pins can be so intricate and well-captured... love it!

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  6. i never thought pins can be so intricate and well-captured... love it!

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  7. i hear one of the great things about cuba is the lack of american tourists...what say you?

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  8. That looks immensely complex but also very beautiful. I am glad ancient skills like this are not just left to die out.

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  9. Great blog Carlos!!! You´re doing a good job!!

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