Below are terms for laces and trims used throughout the website.
It occurred to to me that some of the laces and trims may be unfamiliar to people. In addition, it's hard to know exactly what a fabric is like if you can't pick it up to feel the weight of it; the level of softness or flexibility...So I thought it might be helpful to offer some brief descriptions here. Over the course of the next few months I'll be adding definitions for more of the various laces and trims that I use. I hope this page will provide you with a better idea of what they are, and what they're actually like.
Appliqué: An embellishment which incorporates embroidery and fabric. A backing is applied which can be heat sensitive for ironing, Used as a motif or trim on either tulle or organza fabrics.
Beading: A lace or embroidery onto which beads have been sewn. These are used in the body of the veil or else on the veil's trim.
Chantilly Lace: A finely detailed lace with floral pattens in modulated tones. These patterns that are outlined with thin strands of fiber. This is a rigid lace (non-stretch). Traditionally made of silk, the Chantilly lace here on the website is made of nylon or other poly blends.
Cluny: Originating in Ireland, this coarse, crochet-like lace is typically of 100% cotton. Those offered here on the site are all cotton.
Cord/Cording: A veil trim that's made from plies of thread which are twisted together to form a long, narrow edging.
Edging: A lace or embroidery which has one decorative edge and one straight (raw) edge. This is used as a decorative edge to the veil.
Embroidery on Sheer: An edging or pattern that uses a sheer base fabric, typically tulle or organza, or netting.
Fish net: A very lightweight material with an open diamond shaped knit.
Fringes: Loop or chainette fringes are used for the veil trim and are made from various synthetic fibers.
Galloon: A lace or embroidered which has two identical decorative edges.
Gimp: A narrow (3/8" to 1/2" wide), flat trim made with a tightly woven tiny cord-like material.
Header: A second lace or embroidery that is sewn to the first to create a second decorative edge.
Lace: An openwork fabric of threads forming decorative designs. Used in both the fabric and trims here on this sight.
Organza: A plain weave, semi-sheer fabric. It's a rigid fabric (non-stretch) of medium weight. Although it was traditionally made from silk, any offered here on the website are woven with synthetic polyester or nylon.
Piping/Welting: A 3/16" to 1/2" diameter fabric covered cord with 1/4" to 5/8" fabric "lip" used for inserting this trim into veil seams.
Rashel Lace: A delicate lightweight lace made of synthetic filament fibers; commonly polester and nylons or blends thereof.
Rashel Trim: A long strip of lighter weight lace made of in the same way with the same material as the Raschel lace. It is used to finish the edges of the veil.
Rigid Lace: A lace with no elasticity that doesn't stretch.
Trim: Narrow strips of embellishment made of either lace, ribbon, fringe or appliqué which sewn along the edges of a chapel veil.
Tulle: A very fine and delicate, very sheer lightweight nylon netting.
Venise Lace: A heavier lace made of scrolling floral patterns or floral motifs worked in relief.
Venise Lace trim: A heavier, denser trim of floral motifs, cordlike designs and geometric patterns. Although sometimes made of cotton, today it's more commonly made of polyester blends.
Velvet Trim: a soft, smooth ribbon which is made of woven tufted fabric. The dense threads are cut short and evenly distributed.