Torchon lace is a form of bobbin lace marked by the use of right angles, fan-,bell-, or spider- shaped motifs, and a somewhat coarser thread than other varieties. It is the only form of bobbin lace that is reproduceable by mechanical means.

Tor"chon lace` (?) [F. torchon a kind of coarse napkin.]

a simple thread lace worked upon a pillow with coarse thread; also, a similar lace made by machinery.


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