Vintage and Antique Lace

According to the Lace Guild, what we think of as “lace,” a delicate fabric with a web-like pattern, probably developed in 16th-century Europe. That’s when techniques for stitching the openwork fabric became more advanced, as European hand-sewers came up with “needle lace”—made with a needle and a single thread—and “bobbin lace”—made with a needle and multiple threads. Both Italy and Flanders claim its artisans actually created lace in the...Continue Reading