The origin of lace is disputed by historians. There is both an Italian and a Flemish claim, but since lace evolved from other techniques, it is impossible to say that it originated in any one place. The late 16th century marked the rapid development of lace, both needle lace (made with needle and thread)and bobbin lace (made with bobbins and a pillow) became dominant in fashion as well as home décor. The popularity of lace increased rapidly and the cottage industry of lace making spread throughout Europe. Originally linen, silk, gold, or silver yarns were used. Now lace is often made with cotton yarns, although linen and silk yarns are still available, the choice of course depending on the exclusivity of the design. Manufactured lace may be made of synthetic fibre and modern artists and designers create lace effects and objects with all kind of materials as shown in the pictures.