Monday, November 09, 2009

Vintage find

Vintage find
Originally uploaded by lasassone
Last Friday 4 of us from our local CQ group went on a field trip. One place we stopped was a great antique cooperative shop with MANY wonderful things. I got a wonderful piece of vintage brocade and a yard of this great lace.

See those little spiderwebs in the center? I just LOVE this lace. I think maybe I will have a big problem actually using this lace. LOL....there were two hanks for sale and I think I might just have to go back and buy the other one if it's still there.

This lace really intrigues me and I'm sure it was machine made. I've crocheted some pretty complicated patterns in thread but something like this I would not begin to attempt!

So lucky I found it! newer camera would NOT take a fine detailed picture of this lace - I am really upset. I had to use my old Sony camera that takes floppy disks only! Doesn't it do a great job on closeups?


taylorsoutback said...

Your lace is so lovely - can you imagine the hours spent to create this pattern? Am wondering if it is tatting? It looks so delicate - you have a treasure & must go back for the rest!

Cathy K said...

Oooh, I was drooling over that lace. It looked familiar to me, so checked my stash and found a piece (10" long) that's virtually identical, but it's 2" wide and has a double row (offset) of the spiderwebs. It is gorgeous stuff and thanks for showing us! Like you, I love vintage lace. Hugs, Cathy