Who are they and what do they do? The hand lacemaker creates hand made lace by means of various techniques (e.g. bobbin lacemaking, knitting on a frame, etc.) and with the use of a range of materials.
What are the activities of the job? He/she creates collars, cuffs, ties, textile jewellery, complicated fancy patterns, etc. He/she also restores museum showpieces. He/she works either according to an artist's design or his/her own designs.
Where is it done and under what conditions? In lace-making workshops or studios.
What tools/equipment do they use?Needles, scissors, frames, stands, irons, etc.
What do you need to succeed? You need initial training, manual skills, patience, aesthetic awareness and a feeling for visual arts.