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Guipure lace - where to buy?

Hummingbird

Guipure lace - where to buy?
« on: April 30, 2017, 13:06:56 PM »
Can anyone suggest somewhere to buy coloured Guipure lace to make a formal dress? Helping a friend source something pale blue......

TIA

DementedFairy


UttaRetch

Re: Guipure lace - where to buy?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2017, 16:23:06 PM »
Guipure lace is very popular in the Nigerian community and the shops that sell waxed fabrics also carry it.  If you are near an area with a significant immigrant community, I would head there to see and feel the quality before opting for online.
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PollyWally

Re: Guipure lace - where to buy?
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2017, 01:15:46 AM »
I purchased some guipure lace online last year. I was happy with the quality for the price I paid but despite washing two or three times  it had a strange chemical smell which I could not get rid of. It was also short a few inches. This is the lace I purchased.

https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/229426813/valentino-embroidered-light-blue-lace?ref=shop_home

Maybe the smell would disappear over time but I put it away and haven't used it yet. If you are spending a lot it is good to be able to see it first but there was not much on offer when I looked in the retail shops.

Hummingbird

Re: Guipure lace - where to buy?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2017, 14:09:17 PM »
Thanks all for your replies...will pass the info on to my friend and hopefully her daughter will be able to choose something the right shade.