Years ago I used to make bobbin lace but found I only really liked Torchon Lace - the geometric patterns appealed to me.
This is the last piece I made, from a Japanese pattern. My problem was, after that there seemed nowhere else to go with Torchon lace. Also the fragility was a problem and the inability to wash it. So I decided I preferred the robustness and infinite variety of tatting.
As you can see, the framer, who assered me he was experienced in framing needlework, used a glue which has stained the lace.