Lace-making and lace-wearing have a long and romantic history, from its beginnings in 15th-century Venice to the present day. There were two fundamental systems of making lace by hand: needlepoint and the bobbin or pillow method. Needlepoint was developed in Venice by the use of the needle alone. The Flemish at the same time invented the bobbin method, worked over a cushion with pins and bobbins. The exquisite handiwork of both these basic types has been successfully duplicated by the modern machine. PEPIN 5 contains an overwhelming range of exquisite lace patterns, as well as many beautiful examples of lace used in garments. In addition, there are texts about the history and technique of lace-making. CD with Designs included.