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Dear Jan,
I wasn't familiar with some of the lace terms used in Janome Digest Issue #6. What is Alencon Lace, Venice or Venetian Lace, and Lace Beading? -Anonymous

Dear Anonymous,
Alencon Lace is a heavily embroidered lace with a floral design on a net background. The floral outline is made in a heavy, corded thread. Venice or Venetian Lace is a trimming, woven with floral designs usually connected with a picot style or pointed edge. It looks like a finely crocheted lace. Lace Beading is a trimming with two straight edges, usually placed between two other materials. It has holes running along the center for weaving through a narrow ribbon.