Breton Lace

Breton lace is a lace fabric that is made on an open net. A heavy yarn is used to embroider a pattern on and this is often brightly coloured. It can be made either by hand or by machine and the name ‘Breton’ is from the Breton region of France, where the lace is said to originate from. Breton Lace was mainly used to edge garments and is different to other lace fabric as it is embroidered rather than woven to create the pattern.

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Written by Kelly Mitchell

Kelly Mitchell, extremely competent and reliable, she is currently in her third year at the University of Lincoln UK, studying Fashion. Kelly is responsible for the Fabrics, Fibers and Leathers sections of our Dictionary

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