Laces, an ancient craft fabric was used by people for decorating their dresses. History shows that lace was developed in the late 16th century. Usually they are made by machine or hand. Majority of the laces are patterned with open holes. Materials like silk, gold, linen, silver and cotton threads or even the synthetic fibers were used for manufacturing this lace. What makes lace so special lies in its incredible beauty. Bridal laces used for wedding dresses are having high demand among people. For example, if used in a bridal gown, lace can make the bride incredibly sexy. Image courtesy: onewed.com
They are available in different forms like lace wedding dresses with sleeves, lace wedding dresses with straps, lace wedding dresses with open back and many more. Don't misunderstand that lace is used only for bridal dresses. Nowadays it is used for making curtains, pillows, underwear, princess crowns, lace pockets on jeans, lace under holey jeans, lace pottery, table cloths, wedding gowns, wigs, shorts etc. This lace tablecloths are available in different forms like square or round. The interesting fact is that they are available in different sizes and colors. If you are interested to use lace for your costumes, remember that different types are available in the market and so you can select them based on your convenience.
Types of lace
By going through the list, I guess you all got important ideas regarding the different styles of laces. Now probably a question may arise in your mind. How we can select the most suitable lace? Yes, you have to be little careful while purchasing a lace. Check out the following points so that you can select most stylish lace.
Tips for selecting lace
Before purchasing any lace, there are certain tips which might help you for selecting it. First you might have the ability to recognize how they are manufactured. Determine whether the lace is made by hand or machine. Machine laces are often fuzzy. You can also notice the way the stitches are made and connected. In the case of a machine lace, ribbing in the stitches are usually evident. If you are unable to identify the type of lace yourself, visit an expert. Otherwise I will give you an option. Try to read the Secret of Real Laces by Elizabeth Kurella, a wonderful book that explains the difference between modern machine laces and older machine laces. You can also try the Guide to Lace and Linens by Elizabeth Kurella.
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