As the Victorian era progresses, needle and filet laces grow and change. The techniques are borrowed, imitated and combined. Technology will streamline techniques and increase the audience for these laces. Handmade grids will give way to machine-made mesh allowing for more time to be spent on the darned motifs. The widespread publication of lady's magazines will provide an audience for regional, specialty laces throughout the United States and Europe. Bobbin lace, however, will suffer. In a world of increasing speed, mechanization and the changing roles of women, bobbin lace does not progress in the same way. The progression of bobbin lace leads to entirely machine-made bobbin lace eliminating any need for handmade, but that is also a topic for another day. It is here in what arguably is the peak of lace popularity that we begin to see the seeds of its decline.
Now for the time being, it is time to put this topic to rest and as this piece of Bobbin Lace states in Swedish: "Sleep Well".
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Warnick, Kathleen (1988). Legacy of Lace. Crown Publishers; First Edition