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Catalog Number 1986.154
Description Lace Yardage, n.d. Off-white double layered tulle netting with off-white appliqué in a floral pattern with mother of pearl rhinestones and seed pearl beading in center of flowers. Has small white dotted pattern in floral background pattern. Scalloped edging on three sides. Unfinished on one side.
Object Name Lace
Collection 3D - Textileworking Tools & Equipment
Title Lace Yardage, n.d.
Date n.d.
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text none
Notes "Lace has long been a treasured decorative element for fashion, especially bridal fashion. Cherished for its delicate workmanship and airy patterns, lace has been worn as an adornment since the 15th Century. This is a look at the history of lace, its origins, different forms, and its use in wedding fashions.
There is some dispute over whether Italy or Flanders can lay claim to the invention of needle lace in the 15thCentury. It is certain that bobbin lace was first developed in Italy and Flanders (a region on the border of Belgium and France) at around the same time, though it is not known if one region was the first to develop the technique. Before the late 15thCentury, there was no true lace being created (although there is some speculation that it may have been made by the ancient Romans). Decorative trims were created by a system of drawn work, in which threads are removed from a woven cloth to create open patterns, which are then reinforced with embroidery. When the techniques for bobbin and needle lace were created, it was a departure: rather than remove sections from a solid cloth, the open designs were created in thread over a pattern, and there was no backing fabric." [ 4/3/2017]
Dimensions H-45.25 W-73.5 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Fabric
Subjects Fabric shops
Lace making