Tuesday 13 December 2011


There are blogs showing crochet and lace . I love crochet and lace , in fact anything that relates to an era that seems to be slipping away .

I buy vintage bed linen from a lady that sells .

This is a pair of pillow cases I purchased about a month ago . The pillow cases are well used but the crochet has stood the test of time .

This is a pair of pillow cases I'm using at present . Never ever would you find these in a commercial shop .

Just look , at the depth of the crochet on the next pillow case

Here I'm showing the pair I,m using. Later I will show my own crochet . I really like doing Filet , but it is not so easy to get new patterns . Over the years I have let my patterns be borrowed , sadly never to have them returned .

There are magazines a little more available since shabby chic and vintage became popular but they are expensive . I do have knitted lace too .

When living in Cyprus I used to buy Lefkara lace . It is not lace in the meaning as we know it but really counted thread . Still very beautiful though .


Bridget B said...

Beautiful lace.

MyCretanlife said...

You can find vintage crochet patterns on the internet. Just do a search for "Free vintage crochet patterns and see what you get. Good luck

Elizabethd said...

How very beautiful. It is still possible to find lovely embroidered pillowcases here too.

barb's creations said...

The crocheted lace is just beautiful,I often go to op-shops and find old patterns there :) Barb.

Sandies' Patch said...

Oooh, do show us some of the lace from Cyprus if you have any still, I'd love to see it and I'm sure other bloggers would too.

Sandie xx

Barb O said...

The crochet is exquisite...how lucky you are to be able to find such treasures!!

Carrie P. said...

Yes, very beautiful. I have some crochet pillow trim that my grandmother made for me. I treasure it.
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Anonymous said...

Kathleen, these edgings are beautiful! They do seem to hold up longer than the cases themselves. I have added vintage laces to new pillow cases and love the look!

Filet crochet is tricky! I have just messed one up the other day! LOL! I took it apart and will try it again. It's not going to get the best of me.