Guipure lace is one of the earliest and most enduring types of the essential bridal fabric. References to beautifully-designed lace date back as far as 1327, when the clergy of Exeter Cathedral proudly listed four pieces among their possessions
Lace can also be known as Venetian Lace and is one of the most elegant of all lace qualities. The lace is made up of a continuous motif, which creates a denser, more raised pattern than other qualities, and often contains a floral or geometric design. Splendid examples of geometric designs include Penny, Haven and Gretel. The motif is made by a series of closely packed embroidery stitches onto a fine fabric that disintegrates in the finishing process. This means that the “backing” fabric cannot be seen in the finished article as with our other types of lace.
For the bride who dislikes the look of net but who would like to lace in her wedding gown, lace is an elegant choice – it is surprisingly easy to use, being a robust fabric and can be used either in the bodice, skirt or train of a dress. For Guipure floral designs, explore Vita, Anouk and Guinevere.
Our first two samples are supplied Free of Charge - please click on Request Sample on each product page to order one.