A poem is a spider web spun with words of wonder, Woven lace held in place by whispers made of thunder.
— Charles Ghigna
Chantilly Lace~ Original Chantilly lace was black with scalloped edges but the modern type comes in many different colors. It has a design of flowers that have been outlined with silk on a background of netting. It is named for the city in France where it was first made.
Black Chantilly Lace
White Chantilly Lace
Tatted Lace~ Cotton thread is formed into knots using a shuttle and is often used for edging on pillow covers, collars and handkerchiefs, but could be applied to anything as a decorative embellishment. I tried it a time or two but never could get the hang of it.
ALENCON~ Raised motifs sometimes outlined with cord or beads on a net background.
VENETIAN LACE~ This lace is not worked on a background of net but is stitched onto cloth that when processed disintegrates so the motifs are more apparent. Original Venetian lace is a very costly.
Venetian Lace Cherubs
Antique Venetian Lace
EDGING LACE~ One side of this lace is scalloped and the other straight. As the name suggests it is normally used to edge items, such as sleeves, hems, pillowcases and the like.
Green Edging Lace
Light Pink Edging
CROCHETED LACE~ The most common type of crocheted lace is Irish and is one of the few handmade laces made today. Doilies are classified as crocheted lace. These examples following I made.
Crocheted Spiral Doily
Gathered Lace~ The top of this lace is gathered and is used to add frills to garments usually.
Gathered Cotton Lace
Gathered Black Net Lace
Tasseled Lace~ Tasseled lace is usually used on clothing, pillow cushions and furniture. Finer types are sometimes seen on accessories such as purses and scarves.
Beaded Tasseled Lace
Tasseled Star Lace
LACE APPLIQUÉS~ This type of lace has the advantage of being far more affordable than other types and can be used on many different types of items, but is most commonly seen on clothing.
Black Lace Applique
Four Different Lace Appliques
RIBBON PASS LACE~ This type of lace has evenly space openings to pass a ribbon through.
White Ribbon Pass Lace
Ivory Ribbon Pass Lace
Insertion Lace~ This type of lace is inserted between two pieces of fabric and normally is straight on both sides.
Geometric Pattern Insertion Lace
Ivory Insertion Lace
RIC RAC LACE~ This always has a zig zag pattern and is often added to with embroidery to personalize.
Personalized Ric Rac
Everyday Ric Rac
The most common use for lace is on wedding dresses, slips and other types of women’s clothing.