Guipure might sound like a nasty tropical disease, but it's actually much lovelier than you'd think:
Yes, guipure is a sort of lace. And what makes it guipure?
Well, as you know, lace is traditionally connected with brides; but guipure is connected by brides.
No, really. You can see the brides in the picture. They're the little loopy strings that hold the leaves and flowers together.
Hand-made Honiton lace takes about seven hours per inch to make.
Seven hours...and you end up with something that sounds like a stomach upset.
Sometimes there's just no justice, you know.
Sunday Rest. Word Not To Use Today: guipure. This word comes from the Old French guiper, which means to cover with cloth.