Best souvenirs to bring home from around the world: Lace, Belgium Belgium is home to some of the best lace and tapestry studios. All handmade, and often involving use of over 100 threads per bobbin, the intricate lacework can be best found in the cities of Brussels and Bruges.
Making Needlepoint Lace, Using A Pattern - Close Up. Needlepoint Lace Is Amongst The Finest And Most Expensive Of 19th Century Products Of Brussels, Belgium. Videos de metraje en stock 4208074 - Shutterstock
This is a stunning vintage set of Made in Belgium set...a table runner and 2 matching doilies. All are in pristine condition, with their original tags, and if they were used, they were fabulously taken care of. To find these as a set is quite rare. The oval table/dresser scarf measures 20 by 14 and the matching doilies, 14 round each. The background color is a deep blue velvet, there is gold metallic thread throughout, as well as the metallic gold edges. I find no flaws on any of the pie...
BELGIUM Lace: Belgium is home to some of the best lace and tapestry studios in the world. Belgian lace is all handmade, and often involves using over 100 threads per bobbin. The cities of Brussels and Bruges are both known for their intricate lacework.
Old lady making lace by hand using pins and bobbins, Bruges, West Flanders, Belgium, Europe
Anna's pillow close-up. I created this design in Illustrator, printed it on t-shirt transfer paper, fused it to fabric (a scrap), and sewed it into a pillow using lace bought from Belgium.
In the 16th century people used plain linen handkerchiefs for the same purposes they do today. Decorated handkerchiefs, however, were often purely fashionable accessories and gifts. This example has cutwork decoration. Cutwork is the earliest form of needle lace. It is based on a woven ground, from which areas have been cut away. The technique developed during the 16th century. Lacemakers cut away increasing areas of fabric to create a geometric grid of threads over which they worked their…