Lace FAQs:


Q: Is lace a delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern?

A: Yes, and made by machine or by hand.

Q: Were laces made from a very fine thread that is not manufactured today?

A: Yes.

Q: Is lace often made with cotton thread?

A: Yes, although linen and silk threads are still available.

Q: Is lace from Middle English, from Old French las, noose, strin, from Vulgar Latin *laceum, from Latin laqueus, noose?

A: Yes, probably akin to lacere, to entice or ensnare.

Q: Is lace a type of bobbin lace?

A: Yes.

Q: Is lace made with a shuttle or a tatting needle?

A: Yes.

Q: Was lace used by clergy of the early Catholic Church as part of vestments in religious ceremonies but did not come into widespread use until the 16th century in the northwestern part of the European continent?

A: Yes.

Q: Is lace disputed by historians?

A: Yes.

Q: Is lace any style of lace created or replicated using mechanical means?

A: Yes.

Q: Was lace embroidered with loops and picots?

A: Yes.