Schematic Survey of Needle Made Lace Types

Example of Argentan tape lace, mid-18th century, Chinoiserie design. France. Example of Argentan tape lace, mid-18th century, Chinoiserie design. France. Courtesy Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, acc. no. BK-16004.

Lace can be divided into various groups on the basis of its production method. This survey focuses on the types of lace that are made with a needle and with decorative stitching, thus excluding many other types of lace, such as bobbin, knotted and looped forms. Please bear in mind that the names of the various lace types may vary and are not always universally accepted.

The categories are based on technical considerations. Where applicable, further information on the types of laces is provided in separate entries.

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam online catalogue (retrieved 29 June 2016). 

 

 

Schematic survey of needle made lace types

 

 

 Embroidered net laces

      • Hand knotted net ground with stitched design (darned netting)
          • Filet (also called Quaker in the USA)
              • With running stitch (needlerun lace)
                • Filet brodé
                • Filet guipure
                • Guipure d’art
                • Modano
                • Sicilian filet

 

 

 

 

  • Interlaced laces

 

 

  • Looped laces

 

  • Mixed laces

 

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