My mom has been cleaning out closets and she recently found a bag of my grandmother’s crocheted lace, doilies and other goodies that she gave to me.
I can’t imagine the hours and hours of work that went into each piece. The crocheting was done with very fine thread and we estimate that some of the pieces are 75 years old.
These were the threads that were in the bag. The small ball of off white thread is marked 12 cents.
This order postcard for name tape was also in the bag.
I’m sure this piece was intended to be a table cloth or table runner. It’s the largest piece and like so many, it’s unfinished. Some things never change, I know I have tons of unfinished projects in my stash.
This lace edging has darkened with age. I’m going to try to gently hand wash the pieces and store them safely to pass down.
I believe this lace was done with a method called tatting. I added a regular sewing pin to the picture so you could see how small the knots and loops are.
Another large unfinished piece.
Beautiful round granny squares.
More lace edging. The little vintage iron is a miniature doll or play iron. It measures approximately 2.5” in length.
I imagine evenings spent without television and computers making these beautiful lace creations. But even without all those distractions, I’m not sure I could master this type of handiwork. It’s really amazing!
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