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The evolution of lace

- Jun 04, 2018 -

The floral structure of lace was not previously achieved by knitting or weaving, but by twisting yarns. In the 16th world

In Europe in the 19th and 17th centuries, the use of thread cores to make lace became a source of income for individual artisans, as well as a way for aristocratic women to spend their time. At that time, the demand for lace in society was so great that the lace workers were very tired. They often worked in moldy basements and could only see the spinning wheels in dim light.

After John Heathcoat invented the lace loom (patented in 1809), British lace manufacturing entered the industrial age, where the machine could produce very fine and regular hexagonal lace soles. The craftsman just needs to weave the pattern on the net, which is usually made of pure silk. Years later, John Leavers invented a machine, this machine use French principle of jacquard loom can produce lace pattern and bud silk net, and it also laid the Nottingham tradition of lace. The Leavers' machine is complex, with 40, 000 components and 50, 000 cables, all working at different angles.

Some of the finest lace companies still use Leavers today, and Karl Mayer has launched warp knitting machines like Jacquardtronic and Textronic for Leavers lace, but more economical, refined and lightweight. synthetic

Bud silk skirt

Bud silk skirt

Yarn such as rayon, nylon, polyester and spandex also changed the nature of the lace, but, to the quality of the production of bud silk yarn must be very good, twist number higher than used to knit or woven yarn.

Nottingham trent university has launched lace: a collection of 75,000 lace items. These lace file inspired textile fashion and decoration art inspiration of students and teachers, we hope to be able to design more new works, will grace the past and today's art and design together. The new works will be on display at the SPINEXPO, titled "the journey of lace", in anticipation of more designers, buyers and manufacturers using lace in their products. The works on display include new lace structures, embroidered lace, and floral prints and patterns that evolved from lace.

Today, the bud silk has become a fashion in everyday life, both Asian and western production, it is an integral part of the close-fitting clothing, can also be used to decorate household, is the darling of the T stage and street fashion.

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