Guipure Lace is Gorgeous!
With so many different looks for the modern bride it must be an overwhelming choice, especially if you're not expert on fabrics. Luckily, we are! There are so many different lace options to choose from and this blog is all about one of them - Guipure Lace.
Nestled in amongst our collection of embroidered lace, Chantilly lace, beaded lace and sequin lace is a large section of a heavier weight lace fabric with holes in it! 'Holes!' I hear you exclaim. These are actually 'gaps' between the twisted yarn of the lace fabric that assist Guipure lace with its attractive finish.
In modern production the lace is woven or embroidered on to a base fabric which is then dissolved away to leave the 'gaps' in the lace. The pattern of the lace needs to be interconnected so it doesn't fall apart and a Guipure lace can only be Guipure if it does not have a net or tulle base and consists of this open weave.
Guipure lace has been a mainstay of bridal lace wedding dresses since the 18th Century and when you take a closer look you'll realise why its popularity has never waned.
We're incredibly proud of the beautiful and extensive Guipure lace collection that we offer at Bridal Fabrics supplied with no minimum requirements. Here we've picked out a few wonderful examples of this mesmerising lace that demonstrate both its diversity of design and beauty.