Thursday, 19 September 2013 10:00
The Three Primary Lace-Making MethodsWritten by d'Italia
With so many options for lace patterns and types out there, maybe the best way to distinguish between them is to categorise them by the three most common methods used to make them. Between needle, bobbin and crochet, understanding the ways the lace gets created could help you keep them straight when making a decision for the right lace for your project or purchase.
Needle As this type of lace’s name would imply, needle lace is created using needle and thread. With each thread individually woven into place, needle-created lace is famously durable, even when it becomes threadbare. Bobbin Bobbin lace, which was made famous by practicing nuns, makes use of pre-set patterns, pillows and sometimes a seemingly unlimited number of bobbins. It’s a tedious form of lace-making that accounts for some of the most common, beautiful lace types like Chantilly and Valinciennes. Crochet Commonly used in Irish laces, crochet lace is dynamic and uses varying sizes and shapes of “holes” for original, artistic looks. Some people may debate whether or not this type of lace is a legitimate form, but today it still remains a popular method. To book a free consultation with us phone (03) 9509 4633 d'Italia is open 7 days 10am-5pm and is located at 62 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Melbourne
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