Lace is a dainty fabric that is easily recognizable due to its delicate, feminine charm. Lace is indeed lovely. Lace is a fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern and can be made either by machine or hand. Originally materials such as linen, silk, gold or silver threads were used to make lace. Now lace is often made with cotton thread, although linen and silk threads are still available. Manufactured lace can also be made using synthetic fiber.
Lace has its origin in the late 1400s, with Italian and Flemish roots. The late 16th century marked the rapid development of lace, when both needle and bobbin lace became dominant and used in fashion and home décor. For enhancing the beauty of collars and cuffs, needle lace was embroidered with loops and picots.
Dress in lace for elegant fashion taste!
Popular Types of Lace:
- Bobbin Lace: Made with bobbins and a pillow.
- Chemical Lace: The stitching area is stitched with embroidery threads that form a continuous motif. Afterwards, the stitching is removed and the embroidery remains.
- Crocheted Lace: This group includes Irish crochet, pineapple crochet and filet crochet.
- Cutwork Lace: Lace constructed by removing threads from a woven background, and the remaining threads wrapped or filled by embroidery.
- Knitted Lace: Lace so fine that it can be pulled through a wedding ring.
- Knotted Lace: This tatted lace is made with a shuttle or a tatting needle, including macramé and tatting.
- Machine Made Lace: Any style of lace created or replicated using mechanical means.
- Needle Lace: Lace made using a needle and thread.
- Tape Lace: This lace makes the tape in the lace as it is worked, or uses a machine or hand made textile strip formed into the design, then joined and embellished with needle and bobbin lace.
Step out in luscious lace and show off your exquisite fashion taste! Gorgeous and glorious!
Lace Fun Fact: Lace was used by the clergy of the early Catholic Church as part of the vestments in religious ceremonies, but didn’t come into widespread use until the 16th century in the northwestern part of the European continent. The popularity of the gorgeous lace fabric increased rapidly and the cottage industry of lace making spread throughout Europe. In 1840, Britain’s Queen Victoria was married in a gown made of lace, influencing the wedding dress style to this day.
On your wedding day and all other days, dressing in fabulous garments of lace is a winning way! The ever popular fabric lace is here to stay!
To enhance your outfit with style and charm, dangle a lace made purse on your arm!
Popular Patrons and Lace Makers:
- Giovanna Dandolo
- Barbara Uthmann
- Morosina Morosini
- Frederico de Vinciolo
- Rosa Elena Egipciaco
- Anglo Scotian Mills
- Scranton Lace Company
Whether you prefer to dress up in lace from head to toe, or wear one piece of lace in a skirt or pantsuit, dolling yourself up in the stunning fabric of lace will always suit you!
I simply adore the dainty, feminine, beautiful fabric that is lace! Always a definite win in the fashion race!
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