Guipure lace

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Guipure lace any lace without a net ground, the pattern being held together by bars or brides
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. las, a noose—L. laqueus, a noose.

Usage

In literature:

A particular kind of purl makes this border look very like guipure lace.
"Beeton's Book of Needlework" by Isabella Beeton
This, with various other bars, frequently forms the groundwork of the guipured lace.
"The Ladies' Work-Book" by Unknown
Lucille's dress of light blue faille silk, garnished with pearls and guipure lace, was very becoming.
"The Harris-Ingram Experiment" by Charles E. Bolton
To introduce squares of Greek or guipure lace.
"Handbook of Embroidery" by L. Higgin
In the seventeenth century it was a French guipure lace of more delicate texture and varied design than other guipures.
"Lace, Its Origin and History" by Samuel L. Goldenberg
The arches over the staircase looked just like so much guipure lace carved in stone.
"Miss Eden's Letters" by Emily Eden
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