GUIPURE

       Guipure is often misconceived.  Frequently, it is confused with lace due to its pattern of emptiness and texture.  In reality, it is an embroidered fabric lacking a base, where the spaces and links between the motifs form a more or less substantial surface. 

      Guipure derives its characteristics from traditional Irish and Flemish guipures as well as from guipures from the city of Puy in France, all of which are unfortunately are no longer produced.

      The production of guipure has been renewed by certain embroidery houses, which proved the only institutions capable of bringing this art form back to life.

       We offer the following variants:  plain guipure, hand-painted guipure, metallic guipure, and embroidered guipure.

 

      Guipure is traditionally made of cotton, but guipure may be found in rayon and also, although rarely, in silk. 

Guipure is distinguished from other types of lace by its weight and design.  Generally, guipure is much heavier than lace and its demand is more vulnerable to fashion trends. 

      “I would love if we were to fashion our vanities like that of guipure and embroidery…”  Molière