* vintage crochet

Posted on March 20th, 2005 by maitreya. Filed under Crochet.


I mentioned my great aunt’s linens as inspiration in my crochet edgings post, so I figured I should post some of them. There are a bunch more where these came from, including some awesome white ones that wouldn’t scan well. I’ve got some handkerchiefs:

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This is from one of a few little sets that I think are meant for the back and arms of a couch. Several of them include embroidery as well as the crochet edging. The back of her embroidery is so neat it’s amazing.

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6 Responses to “vintage crochet”

  1. homuncula Says:

    I’d be thrilled to know someone related to me had these kind of skills! That must be where your craftiness comes from. I keep hoping the genes from my dressmaker aunt will start showing one of these days…!
    Those are beautiful, I love old crafts!

  2. Radha Says:

    it was Tine that did them. and her actual name was Christine, but she had a really funny first name that I forget.. I think it started with an E?

  3. korinthe Says:

    Could you scan the white edgings with a piece of non-white paper on top?

  4. Maitreya Says:

    Yeah, I’ve done that before with a darker color piece of paper, if you look in my crochet archives. What I should’ve said was I’m too lazy to bother scanning the white ones, not that they would never scan.

    Thanks Radha! We must figure out her first name. I bet it’s the best one.

  5. Janaki Says:

    Could you please let me know if you have the working instructions for the above vintage crochet patterns.

  6. Maitreya Says:

    Nope, no patterns.

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