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Lace

Lace is an openwork
fabric, patterned with
open holes in the work,
made by machine or by
hand.[1] The holes can
be formed via removal
of threads or cloth from
a previously woven
fabric, but more often
open spaces are
created as part of the
lace fabric. Lace-
making is an ancient
craft. True lace was not
made until the late 15th
and early 16th
centuries. A true lace is
created when a thread
is looped, twisted or
braided to other
threads independently
from a backing fabric.
Originally linen, silk, gold,
or silver threads were
used. Now lace is often
made with cotton
thread, although linen
and silk threads are still
available. Manufactured
lace may be made of
synthetic fiber. A few
modern artists make
lace with a fine copper
or silver wire instead of
thread.


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