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Acquaintance with lace


The lace-making is needlework created on the crossing of the craft and art. Lace came to us from time immemorial and is in demand to this day. We invite you to begin travel to his bewitching world.

So, how much exists kinds of the lace? Lots and lots. Usually of them classify into categories by method of fabricating or on title of region, where developed a determined type of lace-making. Of course, division to hand-made and machine lace exists still, but my fair readers know it for certain.

On method of execution distinguish following kinds of the lace:

  • embroidered;
  • macrame;
  • looped;
  • knotted;
  • banded.

Embroidered lace at times is named bobbin lace. It has been argued that this technique was born in Netherlands. It is remarkable that lace twigs at once from a few threads which are reeled up to sharpened wand - pegs. The pegs can have a different form and sizes, and their amount depends on complexity of drawing.
Manufacturing process is such: on special small pillow is superimposed sheet of the paper or parchment featuring of future lace; then its punctured by the safety pins in necessary places and braid these safety pins by the threads from pegs. The plaiting on pegs requires much labour and assiduity, therefore the articles in this technique are appreciated very high.

type of lace in the world

To knotted lace relate macrame and tatting. In spite of the fact that these techniques consist in one group, they have essential distinctions.

Macrame twigs by hand from diverse threads and cords which fix previously on the small pillow-block. In the macrame technique produce not only by all known cache-pot, but also accessories, interior objects and even clothes. Not so long ago on the basis of this technique was created micro-macrame technique for creation of ornaments.

The tatting is a knotted lace which twigs with the help of shuttle. He is best known for his free structure with empty locations. The threads can be used the most different, from woolen to metallized. In the tatting technique usually produce small produce: collars, jabot, kitchen paper, as well as dimensional lace for clothes finishing. The plaiting enough simple and requires the minimum of expenditures, therefore recently popular hobby becomes.

For today our travel is ended. In following article we will tell you about needle and looped lace.