This article introduces 16 different types of lace with pictures. Lace first appeared in the United States. The production of lace is a very complicated process. Unlike some traditional laces in China that are crocheted or embroidered, lace is knitted with silk threads or yarns in a certain pattern.
Due to the exquisite route of lace products, the global limited production method is adopted, and each batch of lace products must be registered. Once they are sold out, they will never be produced again, so they are favored by nobles abroad. The so-called “lace” used on clothing refers to all kinds of laces, mostly produced by machines.
If it is classified by manual or mechanical processing standards, it can be divided into manual lace and mechanical lace. However, most of the hand-made laces have died out since the British Industrial Revolution and have been imitated and replaced by mechanized weaving.
If classified according to the major types of processes, it can be divided into:
Warp Knitted Lace: lace made by knitting warp.
Embroidered Lace: lace made by embroidery process.
Other Lace: lace made by other processes, such as composite lace, bronzing lace, etc.
1.Types of Lace with Pictures: Filet Lace
A net made with a needle and a four-corner knot made of lace. Embroidery patterns are made in the middle. Filet Lace was developed from fishing nets and hunting nets. As an ancient handmade lace, it has been replaced by mechanical mesh fabric.
2.Types of Lace with Pictures: Tulle Lace
Tulle lace, made in tulle, France, was later transformed into mechanical lace.
3.Types of Lace with Pictures: Net Mesh
Lace like fabric with uniform mesh is made of cotton, silk, viscose fiber and nylon. The mesh is divided into hexagons like tortoise shell, also known as tortoise shell fabric, or Raschel mesh and big shot mesh.
4.Types of Lace with Pictures: Crochet Lace
Crochet lace with a through hole pattern, such as hand crocheted lace in Ireland.
5.Types of Lace with Pictures: Knotted Lace
The generic term for lace with through hole pattern made by hand tying yarn or braid. It is used for the treatment of the front spike at the beginning of selvage, cord and knotting. It developed from fishing net and hunting net, and became the subject of fusiform lace. At present, the popular tassel lace is a kind of knotted lace.
6.Types of Lace with Pictures: Crochet Lace
It is a handmade bobbin lace that boldly forms a through-hole pattern on a thick linen ground net fabric with thick mesh at four corners.
7.Types of Lace with Pictures: Bobbin Lace
Bobbin lace is an ancient hand-made narrow lace. After loading the pattern on the pillow table, while nailing the nails, the yarn wound on the ribs is repeatedly combined into lace by the two operations of “winding” and “passing”.
8.Types of Lace with Pictures: Open Work
Open work is a general term for embroidery methods that form holes by drawing, or pulling, or cutting the yarn of the base fabric. The drawn embroidery and cut embroidery described later should all belong to open work.
9.Types of Lace with Pictures: Drawn Work
Draw work is a kind of through-hole pattern made by drawing the part of base cloth and knitting the remaining yarn after warp or weft.
10.Types of Lace with Pictures: Cut Work
As shown in the picture, cut work is a technique for making through-hole patterns by removing part of the embroidery cloth. It has become the basis of needlework lace.
11.Types of Lace with Pictures: Torchon Lace
Known as begger’s lace in the 16th century, it was a simple narrow ribbed lace used for edge modification and embedding. At present, it has become the mainstream of mechanical lace.
12.Types of Lace with Pictures: Embroidery Lace
On the basis of this technique, needle embroidered lace and new rotten lace were produced by carving embroidery, net embroidery, drawing embroidery and inlaying flower on fine cloth and hexagonal mesh fabric. It can be manufactured mechanically.
13.Types of Lace with Pictures: Chemical Lace
It refers to the mechanical lace with a heavy feeling left on the silk or water-soluble vinylon fabric after the whole face is embroidered on the embroidery machine, and then the base cloth is dissolved with chemicals.
14.Types of Lace with Pictures: Needlepoint Lace
Needle show lace is a bit like Chinese silk embroidery, which is almost forgotten. These delicate laces are not knitted with crochet needles, but are sewn with a needle. The only thing that can be compared with them is the mallet lace. The elegant-looking lace can be woven on the edge of cotton or silk fabric clothing to decorate handkerchiefs, collars or cuffs.
15.Types of Lace with Pictures: Leaver Lace
Leaf lace is a kind of mechanical lace that imitates embroidery lace, which is thin and transparent. Lima lace knitting machine was developed by British John RIBA in 1813, so it was named ribares. It is one of the more widely used mechanical lace, such as light underwear made by seamless underwear manufacturers, dress and so on.
16.Types of Lace with Pictures: Rashel Lace
A mechanical lace, thin and flat, but thicker and harder than the RIBA lace above.
The lace made by the Raschel warp knitting machine has rich patterns due to thicker needles and more combs, and is characterized by perforated base fabrics. There are lace, mesh cloth, hexagonal mesh fabric, Zhu Luo yarn, etc., mainly using nylon thread, polyester thread, cotton thread and other textiles. It is also a widely used mechanical lace, such as daily wear.