Old Woman Making Bobbin Lace, unknown artist. Today we don't appreciate the skill it took to make lace by hand. You see all those bobbins, which are all the threads she's working into a complex pattern by crossing and twisting? It's so easy to lose your place! This woman seems to have mastered the art of concentration while also being relaxed - her face is serious, but not screwed up into a frown. The sunlight on the bobbins makes for some wonderful color.