Flowered lace

Flowered lace, what and how?

Characteristics

Flowered lace is lace with cut off threads. The motifs are flowers, stems, leaves and a joining ground.

We distinct two types.

Coarse flowered lace from Brugge: is made in linen and half linnen stitches and finished off with pin after 2. Normally made from flax.

Fine flowered lace also Duchesse lace: also made in linen and half linen stitches, but finished off with pin after 4, combined with a gimp thread, a ring and a picot at the outside. This type of lace is often embellished with reliëf and different adorning grounds. Mostly made with cotton thread.