Have you ever seen crocheted lace like this?Posted: August 31, 2014
At the same antique shop in Canandaigua, New York, where I found those wonderful Niagara Falls souvenir salad servers, I picked up eight feet of this amazing hand-crocheted lace.
I loved the creamy color of the cotton thread and the intricacy of the pattern.
And I loved the ingeniousness of the pattern. Look closely:
Part of this lace is crocheted with a fine cotton thread. And part of it is commercially-made baby rickrack!
Have you ever seen anything like that? I haven’t!
Here’s the end, where the maker tied off her thread.
The other end had been cut. So some of this lace was used for something.
I wonder what this lace was made to decorate. Pillowcases? Sheets? The hem of a wedding gown?
Here’s a close-up showing how the rickrack was joined with crochet.
You’d be using a tiny, tiny crochet hook to do that. I’m not even sure those tiny hook sizes are made anymore. Vintage ones are easy to find, though.
What shall I do with this amazing lace? I don’t know yet! What would YOU do with it?