Antónia Sabová


Member of Bobbin Lace Making Club SPIŠ in Poprad

My name is Antónia Sabová and I come from Hranovica, a small village at the foothills of the High Tatras. I am a member of Bobbin Lace Making Club SPIŠ in Poprad, led by a marvellous bobbin lace maker, Kateřina Bérešová. I had been intrigued by bobbin lace for many years, but I didn’t know how to start. There wasn’t anybody who could reveal to me the secrets of bobbin lace making and teach me this marvellous textile art, as there weren‘t any practising lace makers in my area. Having a desire to learn, I bought a book entitled School of Bobbin Lace Making (Škola paličkovania), written by Víťazoslav Mišík. However, I learnt the basics from Ivanka Gemzická from Liptovský Mikuláš in November 2013. I was delighted when I found out that there was a bobbin lace club in Poprad. I received a warm welcome from the existing members and since then I have attended many courses on regional bobbin lace throughout Slovakia, where I acquired and refined my skills. Bobbin lace has charmed me so much, that I dedicate all my spare time to practising it. Bobbin lace makes me feel fulfilled and I make it to make other people happy. My biggest joy are my little granddaughters, trying to hold the bobbins right and sometimes accomplishing some lace. I believe that Slovakian bobbin lace will never disappear and there will always be someone who will admire and produce this beauty.