National Lace Day is a special celebration dedicated to the appreciation of this beautiful fabric, its rich history and the individuals who craft it. Whether it’s a sexy piece of lingerie or a gorgeous wedding dress, lace never fails to bring out the beauty in any situation. National Lace Day is celebrated on October 1st each year, though the creator of this day is still unknown.
The true origins of lace are still up for debate amongst historians. Some suggest that lace was first developed in 1943 in the Italian Sforza family of Milan. However, references to lace can also be found in documents from the 16th century. Lace was often used not only for clothing, but also for decoration of homes, furniture, and toys. In the 19th century, lace was seen as a symbol of prestige and wealthy individuals would take great care to ensure its quality.
Modern lace production has advanced significantly, giving the fabric excellent features that extend its lifespan. Companies and individual craftspeople around the world create stunning pieces with lace.
- Fish bones were used instead of pins in lace making.
- Men have been known to successfully create lace.
- Knitted lace is made with a hook and knitting needles.
- The most expensive type of lace is French Chantilly.
- The wedding dress of Kate Middleton was decorated with Chantilly lace.
- A lace museum opened in Bruges in 1972.
- Lace making is considered one of the most resilient crafts.
How to take part
For National Lace Day, the best way to take part is to visit a flea market and find a unique piece of lace. These places often contain antique products. You can also organize a fashion show or competition among your loved ones. Additionally, many cities offer master classes on lace making, which can be attended even by beginners.
When is National Lace Day in 2023?
National Lace Day is observed on October 1 each year.