Lace is a delicate and ornamental fabric with an open pattern.

It comes in a number of forms but our Society's focus is that of the Lacemakers of Calais - machine-made lace.

Early handmade bobbin lace and needle lace produced a gossamer-like fabric with extraordinary designs applied to a net background.

 

As this lace fabric became popular in fashions, the search was on to create it on machines.

Machines meant more fabric at a lower cost.

FABRICS AND FASHIONS

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