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Dentelle aux fuseaux : la dentelle Duchesse
Duchess lace

Personal création, this small mat required near to 150 hours of work.


As a matter of fact, the non-continuous thread lace, are slower to realize because for each part of motif made separately, it must reel again all of the bobbins.


A flower of the above mat

A flower of the above mat

It's a Flemish non-continuous thread lace.


It was born towards the middle of nineteenth century. Its name has been given it in 1853, in honour of Marie-Henriette duchess of Brabant who liked much this lace.

Brussels Duchess lace

Brussels Duchess lace

Mignardise Louis XV

We must distinguish two Duchess laces :


The Brussels Duchess lace : certainly the most beautiful, it's realized with very fine threads and it has tall floral motif, large leaves. The motif are maintained thanks to bars with picots. It could have motif executed in needle lace and, in this case, it's named Mixed Brussels Duchess lace.


The Bruges Duchess lace : more simple, its decoration is made of flowers of apple tree, trefoils and daisies. Often made of a bigger thread, its motif were applied on a network realized with bobbins. This one, named Drochel network, will be put in place of mecanic tulle.

Also see in this web site :


Books about bobbins lace
Making laces and history of laces

History of bobbins lace


Technique of bobbins lace

How  are made the laces ? Somes of informations about this.


Torchon lace

Description of this simple bobins lace.


Cluny lace

Binche lace

Honiton lace

Rosaline lace


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