Laces Glossary

Allençon

Re-embroidered, Chantilly lace.

Belgian

Laces made with machine-made grounds.

Chantilly

Fine mesh, often with scalloped edges, with delicate scrolls and floral designs.

French

Machine-made lace fabrics that imitate handmade French lace.

Guipure

Heavy lace with large patterns in needlepoint or bobbin.

Schiffli

Machine-made lace with delicate floral embroidery.

Venise

Heavy lace with floral, foliage, or geometric designs.

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