Our Fabrics


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Macrame Lace History


The beautiful laces made by machinery are the most widely known and used at the present time. England originated lace machines, and France may claim to have perfected them. The stocking machine was no doubt the parent of lace-making machinery. The machines were started at Nottingham in England, early in the nineteenth century, and were called bobbin-net, or point-net, or warp-net, machines, and the lace first made was often finished and enriched by hand. Owing to the destruction of more than a thousand stocking frames and lace machines by rioters, it was made a capital offence in 1812 to destroy machines. Imitation lace was shown at the Exhibition of 1851, and Nottingham now employs designers for lace of all kinds, and produces machinery for making the heaviest, as well as the finest, of modern laces. Calais in France, St. Gall in Switzerland, and Plauen in Saxony are centers of activity and enterprise in the production of lace fabrics, and the value of lace manufactured in England, France, Switzerland and Germany exceeds a billion dollars annually This information was taken from the Catholic encyclopedia.

Production

It is worked on a loom with a natural thread on a 100% pure cotton base. Lace designs are then embroidered onto that base and specially treated to withstand heat. After being heated to a melting point the base dissolves and the embroidered work remains. Voila! This process is what gives these curtains their unique handmade look and texture.
The fabric content is 33%cotton and 67% polyester. This mix combines the crisp handle of cotton with the crease resistant and no shrinkage attributes of polyester.


Linen History
True linen is made from the flax plant. The plant is harvested in the summer. After it decays, the fibers are separate from the stem. Two different spinning methods are used to process the long and short fibers to create a fine or heavier linen, depending on its use. Our curtains are then embroidered to give each one a very individual and unique look. Any linen goods may have picks or chaff in their texture. These are not considered defects as they are part of the nature of this material.
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