Tuesday, 02 September 2014 16:32

Cordonnet

Cordonnet is a French term used to describe a thick cotton or silk thread that is used to outline lace designs (both hand and machine forms). The outline may be worked in a variety of stitches, such as buttonhole stitch, chain stitch (needle and tambour forms), running stitch, or in couching.  A cordonnet thread was used, for instance, for the famous Mechlin lace.