Lace thread was generally made from linen, and later silk or steel gold threads, followed by cotton in the nineteenth century. Needle and bobbin laces have been frequently named after the location or town where they had been made. Preeminent lacemaking centres had been established in Italy, Flanders, and France.
Lace is a delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern, made by machine or by hand. Originally linen, silk, gold, or silver threads were used. Now lace is often made with cotton thread, although linen and silk threads are still available.