Bobbin lace

Important in the history and traditions of the Pays-d'Enhaut, lacemaking is a fine craft and a meticulous work.

Equipped with several white or coloured threads, move your bobbins little by little respecting the stitches of this art and discover your lace being formed!

The beginning of bobbin lace in the Pays-d'Enhaut goes back to ancient times, but unfortunately no written records exist to give the date. Only piquées (models on cardboard) of fine lace and black caps have been found in the lofts of several old houses. While bobbin lace was tending to be lost, at the beginning of the 20th century some lacemakers founded the Association des Dentellières du Pays-d'Enhaut. While using old piquées to rediscover the craft, they also created their own models, bringing lace up to date. In 1976, the Association was on the verge of dying out again due to a lack of new members, but Anne Rieben took up the torch. A Swiss Federation of Lacemakers was even created after a first meeting in Château-d'Oex in 1982. Today, about fifteen members, of all ages, practice and perpetuate this craft in the Pays-d'Enhaut with a wind of renewal which makes it a recognised hobby and qualified as a "craft".

SHOP An ephemeral shop is open on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 pm at Point I in Rossinière. INITIATION During the winter, initiations are organised on Tuesdays. Information and reservations with Pays-d'Enhaut Région.

Demonstration of bobbin lace - Summer - Rossinière - Pays-d'Enhaut Region
Introduction to bobbin lace

Come and try your hand at bobbin lace, supervised by enthusiasts of this craft.

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