Surprisingly for many fans of lace fabrics, the greatest number of innovations of these products originated in Belgium. Two the most famous styles of weaving of this country appeared in Brussels and Brugge.
Brugge lace is the finest and airiest. It was notable for a high price: all products were made to order only. For making the very finest lace, 300-700 bobbins were required. Basically, Brugge craftswomen wove floral patterns using slim and coarse threads.