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Four styles of lace making bobbins

Four types of wooden lace making bobbins. First, Belgian, has a small bulb at bottom a shank and then ring marking where thread goes with flat end; second, French, has large bulb at the bottom, a longer area marked by rings to hold the thread; third, English is very narrow with only a small space on the top for thread, but decorated with gold bands on the shank, and a cluster of beads at the bottom.; fourth, English Honiton style is just a very thin finger-shape piece of wood that is narrower on the top to hold the thread.