- a thread, cord, or yarn used to outline a lace motif, form fringes, edge decorative braid, etc.
Origin of cordonnet
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Is usually worked with horsehair on the edges to give firmness to the cordonnet.Textiles
William H. Dooley
The cordonnet of Alençon is the only one which has horsehair for its foundation.Chats on Old Lace and Needlework
Emily Leigh Lowes
There were also other differences, both the "cordonnet" and the "rseau" being unlike those of Alenon.
Take two silk threads of the kind sold as "Cordonnet" silk, each thread of a different colour.Practical Bookbinding
The pattern is outlined with a cordonnet of a flat, untwisted silk strand.