The ethereal handmade lace produced in Sweden in the 1940s is known as knyppling—and comes out of a tradition imported from Italy in the 18th century. The technique, very similar to that of bobbin lace, involves braiding and twisting lengths of thread which are wound on bobbins for easy maneuvering. The weaving is set in place with pins secured on a lace pillow. Women in certain parts of Sweden made a living creating and selling knyppling. Each region of Sweden is known for its own variety. Today, ‘knyppla’ is a popular hobby.

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