Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Battenburg Lace

Developed in the late 1800s and named after the son-in-law of Queen Victoria, this lace gets its distinctive look by combining both machine-woven tapes with hand stitching.  This lace immediately became popular and helped to revive the English lace-making industry and remains a popular embellishment for the linen rochet or cotta. 

1 comment:

  1. I wish I knew where to find a cotta and an alb with deep lace.