Thursday, July 16, 2009

More Handmade

This is something I made long ago. It has had a couple lives so far. the little doily started out in a wood embroidery hoop to hang on a wall or in a window and I used it that way for a long time. I took it out of the hoop when I was looking for something to place a new reed diffuser on. It is made of cream colored crochet thread and uses almost every basic crochet stitch there is from single to triple with a few clusters thrown in.

One of the nice things about creating with cotton crochet thread is that with a bit of care it can be a very long lasting piece of work. I wash my things in the washer and lay them out to dry. To keep things looking nice I press them with a steam iron and some spray starch to help it resist dirt.

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6 comments:

  1. That's beautiful :) My Mom makes things like that!

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  2. You can see an example or RoseWorks mom's work here
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23740387

    Isn't it gorgeous?

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  3. My grandmother used to make doilies and decorative crochet items. So beautiful.

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