This Summer I have not been visiting many fleamarkets, eventhough I really enjoy it a lot. So when I finally deceide one Saterday morning, today is the day I bike to my favorite fleamarket in Copenhagen, located behind the cityhall of Frederiksberg.
That Saterday I'm so lucky. I have just went into the market, passing a couple of stalls and I saw a woman selling white in white embroidery. It was so amazing. Lots of finely made doilies, napkins with edges in bobbinlace, another napkin with different kinds of embroidery stitches. The woman told me her Grandmother had passed away and that she had made all these beautiful handmade items.

When I walked further on I were lucky again. On a table was a litlle box and inside it, it was full of bobbinlace samples. The woman here told me she was selling all these beauties for an old woman at the age of 85, who had been making bobinlace all her life. How lucky were I. It was like Christmas evning, but the weather was beautiful and sunny.

Later this year I have signed up for bobbinlace classes, which I look so much forward to.  Since I was a girl I have always loved working with my hands and my Grandmother taught me bobbinlace when I was 14 years, today I'm 40. So this class will be like going back in memory of the evenings when I was sitting with my Grandmother in her home. She helping me to make the spiders web, this I still remember so clearly.

Two beautiful bobbinlace samples. The one in the detail is really special, as there is an extra thick thread in the lace. I hope to be able to make this kind of bobbinlace one day.
Not sure if this is bobbinlace, but it's so beautiful, also with an extra thick thread to highlight the design.

 Another beauty. In the detail you can see the small leaves on top of the bobbinlace. Really special.
 Two very fine doilies in bobbinlace.
This doily is extra special. It seems to me like it's a combination of very fine bobbinlace and more thicker croche.

 Different edges on napkins.

A very fine bobbinlace.

I'm mostly into all these old vintage bobbinlace designs. Eventhough many people today experiment with different kinds of patterns, things to hang up, I like this kind of bobbinlace. Perhaps because it reminds me of me Grandmother.


  1. o wow this is to wonderful karina !!!!!
    you are so very lucky to have found this lovely lovely treasures!!
    it is all bobbinlace also the one you are wondering if it is bobbinlace or not, it is bobbinlace as well, and the other one is a very amazing combination of bobbinlaced pieces with crochet!!!!
    also this are old old pieces with a history and you see much love is and time is put in them so keep them save with you , keep them really save because it is something that is dissapearing .
    wish you so much luck with your bobbinlace classes, i will go to lace school soon again in two weeks!!

  2. beautiful collection!

  3. so nice! I like the most number 3

  4. Sweet Lotte, I will take so good care of them. I'm going to put them in a big Moleskin book, as I really like the paper.
    Teresa, I'm glad you like my little collection
    and Alicia, actually number 3 is my favorite too, as I have never seen a bobinlace like this.