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Acquaintance with lace. Continuation.


In the previous article we said about macrame, tatting and plaiting on pegs. We will talk today of varieties of embroidered and looped lace, as well as of banded plaiting.

Embroidered lace is created through thread and needle. It unites a few various techniques:

  • Fillet lace some researchers attribute to needle, others allocate to separate group of shuttle lace. For its manufacturing at first is done special grid, then braid by its thread with the aid of shuttle or needle, fixing by nubs. Such lace has a distinct geometrical ornament.
  • The fillet-guipure technique created on fillet basis, is known as well as "Venetian lace". The drawing is created from lacy elements which connect among themselves by the threads, and can be smooth or relief. For guipure are characteristic imagery of leaves and colours on reticulate background.

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  • The needle lace - technique enough rare and requires a big assiduity. In the first place, drawing is drawn on the paper and fix its by fabric. On this base contour is embroidered by compact thread; then base is removed, and contour is filled of more thin threads. The ready-made lace turns out so compact that is impossible to distinguish separate stitches.
  • Hardanger - is lace, originally hail from Norway which is used for the purpose of decoration by the clothes and home textiles. It is frequently mentioned in mass media as counted thread embroidery. Drawing is executed by princess seams with slotted on slim huckaback. Lace has a strict rectangular ornament and appears so authentic that finds more and more admirers worldwide.


The banded lace be distinctive in that not twigs from threads, and is spread from the edging sections or from tapes. These sections arrange in the lines of drawing and fasten by countersunk stitches. The technology of banded lace form the basis of machine lace-making. Now a large part of such lace is produced by just factory method.

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Looped lace twigs through the hooks of various length or on special fork, resembling to hairpin. It unites plenty of techniques, the most known of which - is Irish lace (sometimes its confused with guipure). Lacy elements are knitted at first separately, then are going to fantastical drawings with natural motives. In olden days Irish lace was source of income for whole families, therefore upon product worked simultaneously a few person.

Well, we congratulate You with first travel to the lace world and hope that it was fascinating.