Sunday, 30 August 2015

Cloth Stamps - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Cloth Stamps 

France 2011 – 
Traditional laces from Calais, Le Puy en Velay, Chantilly and Alencon - Laces on Stamps

Issue date 10 October 2009

Four interesting stamps has been released in France on 10 October 2009 honoring machine-made lace. Hot glue is applied to a large piece of lace to stiffen it.  The lace is then cut into sections by hand, and fixed to the stamp. 

The lace represent Leavers Chantilly (Red background), Puy-en-Velay (green background) and surrounding regions bobbin lace, Leavers Alençon (Yellow background), and Leavers Calais (Purple background). A stamp issued in this format called a ‘souvenir sheet’ and measure 10.5 cm by 7.15 cm.

The symbol Φ is included in the design of three of the stamps – you are supposed to find it. It is in the lace itself, and is not the Le Puy one.

France Post has designed stamps in four blocks of real lace. Four blocks that highlight the immense richness and diversity of regional lace know-how from Calais, Le puy en Velay, Chantilly and Alencon.

Each block contains a stamp which is affixed a piece of real lace industry of a different type. Lace is hot-glued in a process for depositing the adhesive only on the lace, which heated, making the complex lace / very strong paper. The cutting is then done by hand using a pastry cutter or scissors. This complex lace / paper are then pasted on the stamp. Small feature: the sign phi is drawn in the lace of 3 stamps (Chantilly, Alencon and Calais).

Chantilly lace evokes haute couture with its transparent side, sensual, ethereal. Inspired often floral, black is the color of choice. The round holes superimposed on the block refer to the boxes that guide drilled weaving lace.

Alencon lace identified by the embossed designs is recognized by needle technique, punctuated by delicate floral motifs and elaborately pierced. The white highlights its subtlety and freshness. The bottom block contains an air mesh honeycomb so typical of this lace. In 2010, Alencon lace has been included in intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO.

In this type of lace, geometric patterns are preferred, as here on the stamp which contains this delicate diamond partitioned. In general, the off-white but also black, are dominant in natural materials such as linen or cotton for the Puy lace. The time for producing mechanical fashion and decor strips of lace refined. The block diagram on the left recalls the basic principle of crossing time is respected in the mechanical process.

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