Tectronic Lace

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Technology

 

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Barbara N

 

Date added:

July 13, 2016

 

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University

 

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A

 

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The lace industry is very specialized and some of Guy Birkin's main competitors are Courtalds in the Ukraine as well at Nottingham. One technology still used to make lace is Leavers. It was developed mostly by the Birkin family back around 1813 and is still in use to day. Not too much about Leavers has changed since 1880 and some of the machines in use are over 100 years old...
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Not too much about Leavers has changed since 1880 and some of the machines in use are over 100 years old. The machine actually mimics the lace-maker's hand motion. This makes the lace almost indistinguishable from a handmade lace. Still, the technology is old. The disadvantage of these machines is that they are labor intensive which makes up 65 percent of the cost...
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