No I do not know how to make lace using bobbins, but I was privileged to look at some lace pricking patterns today made from some ancient documents. It would be amazing to know where they originally came from and what the document that they were cut from actually said. All you can imagine is that they were made in the days before electricity and running water, when women sat in the evenings with just candle light to illuminate their work.
And some old lace bobbins, although not as old as the patterns
They were brought in by a member of our Computer Club and were her mother's who died about 5 years ago in her 90s.