Definition of lacemaking in English:

lacemaking

Line breaks: lace|mak¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈleɪsˌmeɪkɪŋ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • The activity or occupation of making lace.
    More example sentences
    • Tatting materials are few; all you need for lacemaking is thread, a shuttle or needle, and patterns.
    • The development of lacemaking is based on the mastery of other textile handicrafts, primarily weaving and embroidery.
    • Although I have tried different ways of making lace, such as fine crochet, knitted lace and tatting, to me bobbin lacemaking has to be the most satisfying of all.

Derivatives

lacemaker

noun
More example sentences
  • We have done homage to the old lacemakers of Haute-Loire.
  • Ah, mademoiselle's mother, perhaps, was a lacemaker.
  • This is the story of the intrepid lacemakers of Loughborough, whose struggle to earn a living took some of them to Devon, some of them to Calais, and finally - trapped between the poorhouses of England and the French Revolution of 1848-to a new life in the colonies of Australia.

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