A simple, nonwoven lace currently produced by chemical methods. Artificial lace has been prepared in several ways. An old, rarely used method prepared the lace using an engraved cylinder to stamp a pattern from a thin layer of cellulose paste. Modern methods use chemicals to dissolve regenerated cotton fibers from a polyester matrix.
Synonyms and Related Terms
artificial tulle; encaje artificial (Esp.); kant van kunststof (Ned);
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
- Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985