Macrame lace
Macrame lace Mac"ra*me lace" A coarse lace made of twine, used especially in decorating furniture. [1913 Webster]

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  • macramé lace — mac|ra|mé «MAK ruh may», noun, or macramé lace, a coarse lace or fringe, made by knotting thread or cord in patterns. ╂[apparently < Turkish makrama napkin < Arabic mahrama handkerchief] …   Useful english dictionary

  • MACRAMÉ LACE —    a coarse lace made of twine, used to decorate furniture generally …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Macramé — or macrame is a form of textile making using knotting rather than weaving or knitting. Its primary knots are the square knot and forms of hitching (full hitch and double half hitches). It has been used by sailors, especially in elaborate or… …   Wikipedia

  • macramé — [mak′rə mā΄] n. [Fr < It macrame < Turk makrama, napkin < Ar miqramah, a veil] a coarse fringe or lace of thread or cord knotted in designs, used for decorating furniture, pillows, etc.: also macramé lace …   English World dictionary

  • Macrame — Mac ra*me, n. 1. the art of tying knots in patterns. [PJC] 2. a coarse lace, made by weaving and knotting cords; {macrame lace}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lace — • The two earliest known specimens of lace worked linen albs are that of St. Francis, preserved at St. Clare s convent, Assisi, and the alb of Pope Boniface VIII, now in the treasury of the Sistine Chapel Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Lace — is an openwork fabric, patterned with open holes in the work, made by machine or by hand. The holes can be formed via removal of threads or cloth from a previously woven fabric, but more often open spaces are created as part of the lace fabric.… …   Wikipedia

  • macramé — /mak reuh may /, n., v.t., macraméd or macraméed, macraméing. n. 1. an elaborately patterned lacelike webbing made of hand knotted cord, yarn, or the like, and used for wall decorations, hanging baskets, garments, accessories, etc. 2. the… …   Universalium

  • lace — lacelike, adj. lacer, n. /lays/, n., v., laced, lacing. n. 1. a netlike ornamental fabric made of threads by hand or machine. 2. a cord or string for holding or drawing together, as when passed through holes in opposite edges. 3. ornamental cord… …   Universalium

  • macrame — I noun a relatively coarse lace; made by weaving and knotting cords • Hypernyms: ↑lace II verb make knotted patterns macrame a plant holder • Hypernyms: ↑knot …   Useful english dictionary

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