CREATION OF LACE

How Lace Is Manufactured by the Leaver Machine(2) 

 1. Sketch drawn enlarged on special squared paper by the lace designer:  2. Draftman's chart is translated into a sequence of figures:
 
3. Numbers represent every thread and every movement: 
4. Sequence of numbers translated into series of holes punched into a Jacquard card:
 

 5. Cards are laced together and placed in position in the machine:  6. Holes pushed up by machine; motion determines the pattern:
 
 
 7. Preliminary processes take place: winding bobbins, warp threads wound onto beams, leavers machine set to work:   8. Final finishing processes before the lace is ready for shipment: examined for faults, washed, dyed, sized and framed: 
 
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