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[mass noun] The activity or occupation of making lace.
- ‘Due to personal bias, the contents will tend to lean heavily towards 16th and early 17 century laces, and lacemaking in the SCA.’
- ‘The development of lacemaking is based on the mastery of other textile handicrafts, primarily weaving and embroidery.’
- ‘Tatting materials are few; all you need for lacemaking is thread, a shuttle or needle, and patterns.’
- ‘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.’
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