lace

Lace no longer just for your sneakers. Pair them up with absolutely anything and you’ll see a stunning combination popping up. They go so well with denims. pencil skirts or even just plain black leggings.

The fabric ornamental, openwork fabric formed by looping, interlacing, braiding (plaiting), or twisting threads. The dividing line between it and embroidery, which is an ornamentation added to an already completed fabric, is not easy to draw; such as Limerick and filet can be called forms of embroidery upon a more or less open fabric. On the other hand, fancy knitting, however much an ornamental openwork fabric, is not usually thought of as , though in some museums it is so classified. Openwork fabrics made on a loom (for example, brocaded gauze) are not considered it.

Almost all laces that have some claim to be called works of art are made in one of two techniques, needle and bobbin. Needle type involves a very difficult technique and has seldom been used in folk art or, except at the beginning of its history, by amateurs. Bobbin type in its simpler forms is a widespread craft and amateur pastime, but the more elaborate laces require the highest degree of skill. There are a number of minor techniques of it making, including the following: drawn-thread work, or punto tirato; cutwork, or punto tagliato; filet, or network, lace; macrame, or knotted lace; punto a groppo; punto avorio; crochet; and tape.

Though ornamented openwork fabrics have been found in ancient Egyptian burial grounds, fully developed lace did not appear before the Renaissance; and, although some of the simple techniques may have originated in the Middle East, the art of lace is a European achievement. Some late 15th-century Italian and Flemish paintings show elaborate hemstitching and narrow like insertions at the seams of linen garments and cushions, which represent the beginning of needle lace. The first bobbin lace is not well documented, but it probably originated early in the 16th century. Whether these lace techniques were developed first in Italy or in Flanders is a question that has remained unresolved. Most authorities, however, agree that needle it originated in Italy, bobbin lace in Flanders.

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