TFabs Term of the Week – GUIPURE

TFabs Term of the Week today is: GUIPURE.


A kind of open lace which has no net background, and the pattern is instead connected by brides (connecting threads or groups of threads). Guipure is more often than not fairly heavy.

Modern guipure lace is made from cotton using an embroidery design. Originally, Guipure lace was made using foundation material that would dissolve in a bath or lye. This gave guipure it’s alternative names of chemical or burned out lace.


Modern guipure lace is made from cotton using an embroidery design. Originally, Guipure lace was made using foundation material that would dissolve in a bath or lye. This gave guipure it’s alternative names of chemical or burned out lace.


True guipure was made from a single silk thread, twisted around another thread or material, although today it is more commonly made using cotton.

Guipure is often used for pretty detail in garment collars, and can look fantastic in bridal wear where it can be a point of focus at the back.


Click here to see our pretty guipure fabrics.


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