Friday, June 25, 2010

Current project

I am trying a new project, crocheting a trim on a linen hanky. I am using a vintage crochet edging pattern , it has another row after this one, that has a picot trim. I am using DMC Coton Perle 12, color 927 and a steel hook #10. I found this hanky at an antique mall and it already had a lovely hemstitched trim, just right for crocheting.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Lace and crochet

Wanna see something pretty? Click on each category to see what antique clothing and accessories this museum in Ireland has for sale. Gorgeous stuff!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Irish crochet lace

I hope it's OK to show this picture from their website...I thought you might like to visit the website and see the 2005 exhibit they had on Irish crochet lace. In the front of this picture, doesn't that look like a hand written pattern and sample book? Oh I would like to look at that close up! When I first ran across this website, I thought it was in Ireland, but it's in Berkeley CA! I wish I lived close enough to visit. Enjoy the slide show of pictures..