Madeira Lace

Examples of Madeira lace. Examples of Madeira lace.

Madeira lace is a type of bobbin lace originally worked by nuns and their pupils on the island of Madeira. This type of bobbin lace was regarded as a coarse copy of Maltese, Mechlin and torchon lace forms.

Sometimes broderie anglaise and Madeira embroidery are (incorrectly) described as Madeira lace.


  • CAULFEILD, Sophia Frances Anne and Blanche C. Saward (1882), The Dictionary of Needlework, London: L. Upcott Gill, p. 339.
  • TORTORA, Phyllis G. and Ingrid JOHNSON (2014). The Fairchild Books: Dictionary of Textiles, 8th edition, London: Bloomsbury, pp. 641-642.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 22 February 2017).


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