Artificial lace

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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);

Resources and Citations

  • 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