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Lace Fabric: 4 Types of Lace and Their Characteristics

Brief introduction of lace fabric history

Lace is a kind of mesh tissue, first woven by hand by crochet.

Europeans and Americans use a lot in women’s clothing, especially evening dresses and wedding dresses.

In the Middle Ages, lace became a symbol of status, and princes and nobles used lace to embellish clothing.

Especially in the period of Louis XIV, the use of lace for decoration became the court fashion, and now we can see the fashion at that time from the portrait.

In the 18th century, European courts and aristocratic men also used them extensively on cuffs, collars and socks. Lace was first used for the decoration of churches, and then entered the secular life.

Lace fabrics are light and translucent, and can be designed in multiple layers. The fabric itself has a sense of elegance and mystery. Nowadays, lace fabrics have become the mainstream fabrics used in dresses, wedding dresses, underwear and other clothing. But most people have very shallow understanding of lace fabrics. Lace fabrics are actually divided into many varieties, each with different characteristics.

Lace fabric usually refers to embroidered fabrics, also called embroidered fabrics. At present, lace fabrics are usually used as accessories in clothing. Because of their exquisite luxury and romantic characteristics, the frequency of lace fabrics as the main material has gradually increased. Generally used in small trailing or straight styles, covering other fabrics, can reflect the exquisite figure of women. If lace fabric is used as an auxiliary material, it can be used in any style.

In the article we will try to answer questions on lace fabric like, what are the types of lace fabrics? What are the advantages and disadvantages of these lace fabrics and how to maintain them? And other issues.

 

What is lace fabric?

 

Lace fabric is a hollow fabric with jacquard or embroidery, which has a strong three-dimensional effect. High-end lace fabrics feel smooth and full of luster, and have a very beautiful appearance; lace fabrics with poor quality have rough and astringent feel. At the beginning, lace fabrics were mainly used as clothing ingredients and auxiliary materials in China. Later, due to the luxurious, sexy and romantic characteristics of lace fabrics, it gradually upgraded to the main material of clothing and has now become the mainstream fabric in the clothing industry.

 

What are the types of lace fabrics? The characteristics of various lace fabrics

 

Four main types of lace fabrics are used in the market. They are:

 

  • Fiber high elastic jacquard lace
  • Mesh jacquard lace
  • Positioning lace
  • Crocheted cotton lace

 

In the following section we will introduce the knowledge of these four types of lace fabrics, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of these lace fabrics and how to maintain them, Enjoy!

 

  1. Fiber high elastic jacquard lace

1-Fiber high elastic jacquard lace-纤维高弹提花蕾丝

1.1 Definition of fiber high elastic jacquard lace

 

The high-elastic fiber jacquard lace is woven from polyester fiber and spandex fiber. The high-elastic fiber jacquard lace also has certain characteristics of polyester fiber and spandex fiber, so that it has good corrosion resistance, abrasion resistance, and improved The traditional jacquard lace textile structure is easy to be damaged. At the same time, it makes the fabric more stable and not easy to deform.

 

1.2 The characteristics of fiber high elastic jacquard lace

 

The high-elastic jacquard lace has certain characteristics of polyester fiber and spandex fiber, which makes it have many advantages

 

  • High-elastic fiber jacquard lace has good corrosion resistance and abrasion resistance. Improved the shortcomings that the traditional jacquard lace textile structure is easily damaged
  • Fiber high-elastic jacquard lace has good stability. Long-term use and cleaning can still keep the fabric from deforming
  • High-elastic fiber jacquard lace has excellent elasticity and comfort. Spandex fiber is a kind of elastic fiber. The elasticity of fiber high-elastic jacquard lace can even be compared with the elasticity of wool. It has a strong recovery performance. This makes the fiber high-elastic jacquard lace clothing will not be restricted to the body and improve the clothes Comfort.

 

1.3 Washing and maintenance of fiber high elastic jacquard lace

 

The high-elastic fiber jacquard lace can be cleaned and maintained as usual. At the same time, the high-elastic jacquard lace can be ironed at low temperature. Note that the equipment should be wrapped in towels to prevent the fabric from hooking and being damaged.

 

  1. Mesh jacquard lace

2-Mesh jacquard lace网眼提花蕾丝

2.1 Definition and classification of mesh jacquard lace

 

Mesh jacquard lace is woven from polyester fiber and cotton. People often divide it into two types in terms of composition: 1. Polyester-cotton mesh jacquard lace (more polyester fiber and less cotton); 2. Mesh cotton jacquard lace. Although both fabrics are woven from polyester fiber and cotton, there are still differences in their characteristics.

 

2.2 Polyester-cotton mesh jacquard lace

Polyester-cotton mesh jacquard lace has some characteristics of polyester fiber and cotton, which makes this lace fabric have a stronger standing feeling compared with ordinary lace. Because of the high content of polyester (polyester fiber), polyester-cotton mesh jacquard lace is much more useful The characteristics of polyester are the reason why the cleaning method of polyester-cotton mesh jacquard lace is simple.

 

2.3 Features of polyester-cotton mesh jacquard lace

 

  • Polyester-cotton mesh jacquard lace fabric has a good standing feeling
  • Polyester-cotton mesh jacquard lace fabric has no shrinkage, easy cleaning, and corrosion resistance
  • Polyester-cotton mesh jacquard lace fabric has good stability and comfort

 

2.4 Washing and maintenance of polyester-cotton mesh jacquard lace fabric

 

The high-elastic fiber jacquard lace can be cleaned and maintained normally. It can be ironed at low temperature for protection, and anti-hooking treatment should be done when ironing to avoid damage to the fabric.

 

2.5 Mesh cotton thread jacquard lace

Mesh cotton jacquard lace is woven from cotton and polyester fibers. This lace fabric contains much cotton and is suitable as a material for spring and autumn clothing.

 

2.6 Features of mesh cotton jacquard lace

 

lMesh cotton jacquard lace fabric is relatively thick, this lace fabric is used to make spring and autumn clothing, so the product weight is relatively large

lMesh cotton jacquard lace fabric has the characteristics of easy cleaning, soft hand feeling and good comfort. This lace fabric contains more cotton and has many advantages of cotton

lMesh cotton jacquard lace fabric has the characteristics of good abrasion resistance and low shrinkage. Because the mesh cotton jacquard lace fabric contains a certain proportion of polyester, it greatly improves the shortcomings of cotton, so that the fabric has good abrasion resistance and small shrinkage.

 

2.7 Washing and maintenance of mesh cotton jacquard lace fabric

 

The mesh cotton jacquard lace fabric can be cleaned and maintained routinely. It can be ironed at low temperature for protection, and anti-hooking treatment should be done when ironing to avoid damage to the fabric.

 


  1. Positioning lace fabric

3-Positioning lace fabric定位蕾丝面料

3.1 Definition of positioning lace fabric

 

Positioning lace fabric is woven from polyester fiber and cotton. This kind of lace fabric is more specific, easy to clean, does not shrink, and has strong corrosion resistance. The pattern on the lace is fixed in position, making it difficult to cut Large, high technical requirements, fixed patterns enhance the appearance of clothing.

 

3.2 The characteristics of positioning lace fabric

 

  • Positioning lace fabric has a specific shape, no shrinkage, simple cleaning method, and strong corrosion resistance.
  • Positioning lace fabric has a stable organizational structure, and has a good sense of comfort.
  • Position the pattern of the lace fabric in a fixed position. While enhancing the aesthetics of clothing, it also enhances the overall temperament of clothing, making it more individual than ordinary lace.

 

3.3 Washing and maintenance of positioning lace fabric

 

The positioning lace fabric can be cleaned and maintained in general. It can be ironed at low temperature for protection, and anti-hooking treatment should be done when ironing to avoid damage to the fabric.

 

  1. Crocheted cotton lace fabric

4-Crocheted cotton lace fabric钩织棉线蕾丝面料

4.1 Definition of crocheted cotton lace fabric

 

The crocheted cotton lace fabric is made of about 97% cotton and about 3% nylon. The form of the crocheted cotton lace fabric is very different from the general lace fabric. First of all, the craftsmanship of the crocheted cotton lace fabric is all Made by crocheting, the finished product gives a unique hollow beauty. At the same time, this lace fabric is almost completely destined to have good comfort, water absorption and perspiration, and the presence of spandex makes the fabric have a certain The recovery ability prevents the fabric from shrinking or deforming.

 

4.2 The characteristics of crocheted cotton lace fabric

 

  • The form of crocheted cotton lace fabric is unique. Handicrafts all use crochet method
  • Crocheted cotton lace fabric has excellent comfort, water absorption and perspiration
  • Crocheted cotton lace fabric has a certain resistance to deformation and shrinkage

 

4.3 Washing and maintenance of crocheted cotton lace fabric

 

Crocheted cotton lace fabric has strict requirements for washing and maintenance. Machine washing is not allowed. It is recommended to wash by hand or send it to a professional washing shop to find a professional to wash and maintain. If you wash it at home, follow the washing method shared in the previous article. Friends of you can search for how to wash lace fabric?), note that after washing, use the method of folding and drying, not hanging drying. Crocheted cotton lace fabric can be ironed at a low temperature. Pay attention to the anti-hook treatment of the equipment to avoid damage to the fabric.

 

 


  1. Testing standards and requirements for lace fabrics

ASTM D3691-D3691M-2019-1

ASTM D3691-D3691M-2019

For details of the complete ASTM D3691 / D3691M-2019 standard, please contact us.

 

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