Cotton Lace Curtains - Scotland

Cotton Lace Curtains History

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Cotton Lace Curtains created by hand loom weaving was active in Scotland in the 16th and 17th century.  The advent of power weaving of lace in 1876 changed all that. Our Nottingham Curtain Lace as well as our beautiful Nottingham Lace Tablecloths have a long history way back to the 1870’s when the machine woven bobbin was first used. Some of the Lace Curtains we currently offer are actually made on original 90 year old Nottingham Lace Looms. These looms, of course, have been been modified to accept computer controls. The textile mill that produces our lace panels is the only one in the world with original Nottingham Lace Looms. They have the capacity of producing lace goods that are 1220 cm (480 in) wide.  Polyester Lace Curtains are available from Heritage.

Thread Count

Weavers use a  thread count called 8, 10, 12 and 14 point quality. Point count only refers to the thread count per inch.  Therefor the thread count has nothing to do with the quality of the lace.  The bolder patterns use thicker threads and therefore have a lower thread count.  In comparison, The finer close knit patterns use thinner thread and are assigned the higher count thinner thread.   Nottingham Lace always uses a blend of 95% Cotton with 5% Polyester for stability.   Polyester Lace Curtains are found in Heritage. Because of the way the lace is created Scottish lace window coverings and table linen are considered among finest in the world.