Quick Answer: What is a type of bobbin lace?

What is bobbin lace used for?

Bobbin lace evolved from braids and trimmings worked in colourful silks and silver-gilt threads and used as surface decoration for both dress and furnishings.

What is a lace worker?

Lacemaking was mostly a cottage industry with individual lacemakers working in their homes for a lace dealer, who would supply the threads and patterns and collect the finished lace from the maker. The lacemakers were mostly women and therefore not allowed to form guilds that would protect their livelihood.

What era was lace popular?

Lace continued to be used as a fashion fabric throughout the twentieth century, enjoying popularity during the 1950s, and again in the 1980s. Lace continues to enjoy a place in fashionable dress and especially in lingerie.

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