Definition of Honiton lace in English:

Honiton lace


mass noun
  • Lace consisting of floral sprigs hand sewn on to fine net or joined by lacework.

    • ‘This is a book for bobbin-lace makers who have already mastered basic, flat Honiton lace.’
    • ‘This handkerchief is a good example of the best of Honiton lace made during the 19th Century.’
    • ‘I must finally mention Honiton lace, the finest of the laces.’
    • ‘Generations of the British Royal Family have held great affection for the exquisite beauty of Honiton lace.’
    • ‘Some teachers also hold courses on Honiton lace at various venues in England and abroad.’
    • ‘It was called Honiton lace because it arrived in London, the main market, by the Honiton coach, later the Honiton train.’
    • ‘The gallery displays a selection of Honiton lace drawn from our collection of world significance.’
    • ‘Traditionally Honiton lace was made in white or ecru cotton, and occasionally black silk (as cotton would not take the dye, usually ending up brown).’
    • ‘Spun in a pattern containing roses, thistles and shamrocks, Honiton lace is perhaps the most aesthetically pleasing of all laces.’
    • ‘The story of Honiton lace has a happier outcome.’
    openwork, lacework, tatting, netting, net, tulle, meshwork, mesh, webbing
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Mid 19th century: from Honiton, the name of a town in Devon.


Honiton lace