Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Everything about Lace You Need to Know

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Long time ago, Kate Middleton walked down the aisle to marry her prince in decorative lace wedding dress, lace has been the mainstay of the wedding industry. Grace period of the University of Cambridge Kelly inspired by Sarah Burton Alexander McQueen wedding dress, combined with French and English lace, wedding dress, his wife has inspired many brides in lace a second look.

When the lace first gained widespread popularity in the 16th century, become a status symbol, because the lace is extremely expensive. A man of wealth and social status, you can easily wear this luxurious decoration should be determined by him or her. In the late 18th century, woven lace and lace come to a greater proportion of the population within. In 1840, Queen Victoria decided to wear a white wedding dress, resulting in a white wedding when she married Prince Albert (Western brides usual). She chose white, so her wedding will include some handmade lace, she has. This decision will help a place of safety lace wedding dress design. Since then, with lace and wedding like the bride and groom.

Believe that many of them are too old-fashioned and ultra-traditional lace bride these days the hottest one of the things. This versatile textile display, and hidden, can be bold or romantic, classic or avant-garde, dignified or sexy, formal or casual depends on how the wedding dress designer choose to use it. Whatever your style, a lace to suit your taste. You must find your lace.

A variety of lace styles, and told they are not always easy, we have compiled a useful primer. Bold outline from a Alencon lace, Venice lace, exquisite detail, you will become an expert before you know it.


 Alençon Lace
One of the most popular type of bridal lace, Alencon is a French originated in Alencon, France, needle point lace. It is characterized by a pure net background (an open fabric with geometric-shaped, open grid can range from small to large) flower or leaf design. Described the design, made ​​of fine twine, heavy thread,embolden mode, and add more definition. It is often embellished with beads or sequins.

Chantilly Lace

The other most common types of lace, wedding dresses, Chantilly, France, and the city where it originated name, is a delicate cobweb-like flowers, branches and ribbons pattern is characterized by an ordinary netshuttle lacebackground. The lace is light weight, soft to the touch. 

Battenberg Lace

Flax weaving, or tape a heavy lace shaping, entry mode, then use the "bride" or cable, jointly held by the pattern. Batten berg lace, founded in the late 19th century. An English Duke has his own lace pattern, and so invented a new style of Queen Victoria to the title of her new son, the Duke of Battenberg tape lace. Batten berg lace lace is the most convenient type and its decision-making in the 1930s and 1940s, the popular hobby.

Duchesse Lace

A Belgian-type shuttle lace, named Mary - Henriette, Duchess of Brabant, the irregular spacing of the netbackground floral design function. The lace is not continuous, because the design work, together with the"bride" and since its creation. Duchess lace two changes: Brussels and Bruges.


A type of lace, cotton and hole, or holes, cut to the fabric to create a model to distinguish between The holeshave been completed thread and the edge of the fabric is often associated with delicate floral patternsembroidered in the same thread. This type of lace, often less formal.

Guipure Lace

The embroidery style and the context of an open series of fine cord or wire around the threads and connect them together to create a pattern (the name comes from the French word guiper, which means that you want to use the net lace with silk covering). These days, re-stitching embroidery on paper, and left the finished files of the lace was later dissolved. The typical network with a pattern including roses, daisies, or oval design.For a long time, long-term net with laces applies to all non-grid background, "the bride" unity mode.

Lyon Lace

First hand looms in Switzerland in 1750this lace themea sheer lightweight fabricusually of chiffon or finenet uniformly distributed oval dots or squaresCan be woven into the dotflocking or embroidered in thefabricIt is usually another levelthe heavier the fabric, often used in the veil.

Ribbon Lace

The formation of the modern derivation of Battenberg laceribbon laceribbon sewn into a fine netbackground pattern.


light machine-made lace, from a handmade version of the whole over the complexintertwined, and the development of the English net or tulle embroidered on the surface of the decorative patternsThis makesthe lace of light, airy appearance.

Spanish Lace

The design features a dramaticcontinuous shuttle lace, rose net flat backgroundFrequent use of Spanishlace veil, a typical Spanish veil, and the most frequent use of gold or silver wire.

Venetian Lace

A needle lace, in Venice, Italy in the 16th century, Venice laceis mainly used to decorate the cuffs and collars. In its heydayit was extremely expensiveand precious than jewelsVenice lace lace net or any other background, an open pattern for each connection thread "bride" themeIt is usually made ​​of flowers, spray foliage or geometric patternsand generally cut decals (lacesewn to other fabric pieces), or as decorative.

1 comment:

  1. Where do I find the Duchess Lace Cape?


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