Very elegant and decorative guipure, often used by the textile industry to decorate curtains, bedding and other products. Guipure is a type of material – once traditionally made using the block method and now by machine.
GUIPURE LACE – CHARACTERISTICS
What distinguishes guipure from embroidery is the presence of large and irregular meshes. The appropriate weave of threads creates a fabric. On the market you will also find small guipure patterns in the form of applications, e.g. for clothing or other textiles. Guipure also has a characteristic, convex structure. Guipure lace is a very difficult and time-consuming decoration to make. Today, hardly anyone produces it by hand, but it is still a desirable element of decorations. When it comes to patterns, guipure fabrics usually use floral motifs, ornaments and geometry. In the past, guipure was made of cotton, linen and silk, today rather of polyester with the addition of elastane.
THE HISTORY OF GUIPURE
The technique of producing guipure fabrics dates back to the 16th century and comes from Flanders. It was there that guipure lace and fabrics first began to be weaved. The technique of bobbin lace, which is used to create guipure, allows the production of various types of materials, such as antulage, blond, binche or guipure. It was the most fashionable in the 19th and 20th centuries, today it is much less popular.
TYPES OF GUIPURE
Guipure fabrics may differ in the yarn from which they were made and in width. Today we can find both narrow, ready-to-sew guipure laces in the form of narrow decorative strips on one or both sides, as well as much wider fabrics, from which textiles or clothing are sewn. When it comes to colors, guipure lace is usually produced in white or ecru. However, it happens that manufacturers dye guipure and thus obtain it in many different colors. Of course, guipure fabrics can be different in terms of patterns that we find on them. The most common are floral, floral and geometric ones.
APPLICATION OF GUIPURE
Currently, the most important application of guipure fabrics is the production of curtains for the kitchen, living room or bedroom, lambrequins or jealous curtains. Curtains with guipure or jealous guipure will be a nice decoration of any interior. Lace can appear on a different surface of the curtain, thanks to which we will certainly find a model tailored to our tastes. Where else can we find plasterboard materials? Certainly, guipure appears on evening and wedding dresses. Its decorative and elegant character is perfect for such occasions. However, guipure lace can also be found on other items of clothing, such as shirts, collars, hair ornaments. Guipure lace is perfect for rejuvenating or changing clothes, home decorations as well as scrapbooking. Its use has no limits in the imagination.