International Lace Day is celebrated every year on the last Saturday of September. Lace has a rich history, as it has been around for many centuries. It was used to decorate clothes, accessories, sewing gloves, and various other things. On this day, any aspiration to comprehend this art is encouraged.
Despite the fact that lace appeared in the 16th century, it remains fashionable, relevant, and stylish in the 21st century. The appearance of International Lace Day remains a mystery, but how the decor appeared is well known. Initially, lace meant ties. This was the case until the 17th century. The birthplace of lace is Venice, which at that time was considered the largest commercial center.
- In 1627, Frans Hals created a portrait of Nicolaes Hasselaer, a man posing in black clothes with a lace collar.
- The first books with lace patterns were printed in the middle of the 16th century.
- In the 17th century, high-quality, exquisite lace was produced throughout Europe.
- The 18th century saw the first lace-making machines.
- In 1976, the Lace Guild was founded.
- The word ‘lace’ has Latin roots and, in translation, means ‘to seduce’.
How to take part
Learn more about the history of lace, how it appeared, and how it is woven. If you love creativity, sign up for a weaving course. Get something from lace for yourself – it can be a stylish accessory, clothes, or home decor.
When is International Lace Day celebrated in 2023?
International Lace Day is observed on the last Saturday of September each year.