Lace, which rose to popularity in the 16th century, is an openwork fabric with holes made by machine or by hand. Lacemaking is a venerable craft that involves looping, twisting and braiding threads to create the openwork patterns. As a fabric, lace literally and figuratively allows us to see beneath the surface. It’s used to enhance, to emphasise and to hide. It is used to denote both innocence and seduction.
These are particularly fine examples of hand lacework and they reside firmly in the realm of the sweetly romantic.
- Ribbon Marker
9" x 7"