Lace by the metre
Bobbin lace developed at the hem. Originally, the fringes of the textile were tied together at the cut ends. This technique eventually evolved into bobbin lace by the metre or yard for longer hems. These lace strips could be of different widths and contain different patterns. Metre lace was mainly used for hemming dresses, traditional costumes, bed linen and table linen. It was also sewn into linen and curtains as an insert.