The little four letter word conjures up visions of soft feminism.
Specifically, lace is an openworked fabric that has holes created in a pattern whether it be by hand or machine. When lace is made the thread is looped, twisted or braided to other threads independently from a backing fabric.
Today lace is used in everything to add to the femininity of the item. I love the look and feel of lace whether it is made of everything from silk to cotton. The only limitation in using lace is one’s imagination.