What is lace?

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Lace is an openwork fabric, patterned with open holes in the work, made by machine or by hand. The holes can be formed via removal of threads or cloth from a previously woven fabric, but more often open spaces are created as part of the lace fabric. Lace-making is an ancient craft. True lace was not made until the late 15th and early 16th centuries. A true lace is created when a thread is looped, twisted or braided to other threads independently from a backing fabric.

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Lace Market Theatre
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Lace (album)
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Mechlin Lace - History
... Originally the term 'mechlin lace' was used for any bobbin lace from Flanders ... Mechlin lace grew in popularity throughout the late 17th century and the 18th century, and was mentioned several times ... Regnard, when visiting Flanders in 1681, wrote of the lace and lace-makers ...
Lace - Military Uniforms
... The term 'lace' is used by the British to refer to the gold bands sewn onto the sleeves of naval officers' uniforms to indicate rank, and to name the similar decoration elsewhere on other ... for this purpose because the bands are metal compactly sewn, while 'lace' seems to imply cloth sewn into patterns with holes in them ...

More definitions of "lace":

  • (verb): Do lacework.
    Example: "The Flemish women were lacing in front of the cathedral"
  • (noun): A cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment).
    Synonyms: lacing
  • (verb): Draw through eyes or holes.
    Example: "Lace the shoelaces"
    Synonyms: lace up
  • (noun): A delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns.
  • (verb): Make by braiding or interlacing.
    Example: "Lace a tablecloth"
    Synonyms: braid, plait

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