a) The repairing “à l’écru”
After the piece of loom visit, the mender “ à l’écru” marks and repairs the holes risen during the manufacture.
b) The dye and the dressing
The colourist washes, launders, dyes and dresses the pieces of lace in accordance with the maker’s need and according to the presented possibilities by the matters.
c) The repairing and the dressing
After a second visit, the dressing-mender realizes the last mends.
d) The fraying,the flaking and the cutting
the frayer, the flaker and the cutter-machine carried out their operations in accordance with the kind of loom. The cutting is also assured by a machine called the “dipping”.
e) The flaking, the cutting and the overembroidring
Sometimes, the laces for the making of the “Haute Couture3 dresses are embroidered. This operation is carried out on cornely and Beyroux machines. This is useful to entrance the loom accentuating some patterns by the use of ties, thick gold threads, sequins, pearls…