Gone are the days when all you can do with a piece of lace is to sew Iro and Buba, or skirt and blouse, turns out there are a lot more ways to wear a lace. E.g. As chokers, minidress, Long dress, wedding dress, skirts, blouse, scarfs, lingerie, some even make lace patterned tattoo on their body and more.
In this post I have gathered some facts and information about lace, and I also outlined some pictures that will inspire your aesthetic sense;
A well patterned lace goes well with almost every material, velvet, latex, Ankara, just any kind of material. Also a well tailored Lace dress fits every outfit, it can be rocked up to down, up only or down only. With skirts, jeans, pants and many more…
Lace became popular after the royal wedding of Queen Victoria in the 1800’s, right now lace are the order of the day, it’s gorgeous and glittery look makes it right for every occasion formal or informal for weddings.
Lace is a delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open web like pattern, made by machine or by hand, also it is a light fabric containing patterns of holes, usually built up from a single thread.
Originally linen, silk, gold, or silver threads were used. Now lace is often made with cotton thread, although linen and silk threads are still available. Manufactured lace may be made of synthetic fibre. A few modern artists make lace with a fine copper or silver wire instead of thread.
There are many types of lace, classified by how they are made. These include:
–Needle Lace, such as Venetian grow point, is made using a needle and thread.
–Cutwork or whitework, is lace constructed by removing threads from a woven background, and the remaining threads wrapped or filled with embroidery.
–Bobbin Lace as the name suggests, is made with bobbins and a pillow. Chantilly lace is a type of bobbin lace.
— Tape Lace makes the tape in the lace as it is worked, or uses a machine or handmade textile strip formed into a design.
— Knotted Lace includes macrame and tatting. Tatted lace is made with a shuttle or a tatting needle.
— Crocheted Lace includes Irish Crochet, pineapple crochet, and filet crochet.
— Knitted Lace includes Shetland lace, such as the “wedding ring shawl”, a lace shawl so fine that it can be pulled through a wedding ring.
— Machine made lace is any style of lace created or replicated using mechanical means.
— Chemical lace, the stitching area is stitched with embroidery threads that form a contin.