Types of Lace:
Chantilly Lace, Alencon Lace & Lyon Lace
Producing the base lace, known as CHANTILLY LACE, is a slow process and a very delicate one. Each lace needs to be produced on the same loom. Once off the loom the lace is checked by hand and prepared for dyeing. Dyeing is also done by hand in large vats. Once dyed the lace is checked again and then hand clipped ( all the little threads connecting the flowers are cut away by hand) and scalloped and checked yet again. It is then measured and folded and shipped. It takes a 3-5 year apprenticeship to learn how to work and supervise these looms.
To produce ALENCON LACE, it is then hand corded to give the three-dimensional look. This is done by specially trained workers who have undergone a lengthy apprenticeship of several years. There is NO substitute for this type of lace and true Alencon must be produced from a French lace Chantilly base.
Accept no substitutes!