Our wonderfully intricate lace separates are updated for this Spring and come in modern tailored shorts and mini-skirts, a beautiful scalloped edge jacket and a simple but dramatic shift-dress.
To give you an insight into the incredible craftsmanship that goes into the French Leavers lace used in these investment pieces, we have created a visual diary that shows every stage of the lace being made using traditional techniques such as:
The Drafter – Drafts out the intricate design of the lace
The Pianists – Punch the Card which is done on a traditional machine that looks like a piano, using the same characteristics as a barrel organ. This creates the lace motif which is generally know as a ‘jacquard’
The Bobbin Winders – Wind the bobbins using specialist threads created exclusively for French Leavers Lace
The Scallopers – Scalloping is releasing the lace by hand, as the scallop edge is cut loose
The Embroiderers – Hand embroider the surface of the lace to create more 3D lace effects
The Tullistes – Tie the threads into the loom by hand to create the multitude of threads that are woven into the lace
The Stars of the Show – The outstanding engineering of Leavers Looms
Click here to make sure you get your essential lace item before they go!