Sunday, 18 December 2016

Vintage Lace Revisit

Many months ago I received a few yds/m of vintage trim.  I blogged about it here. It sat for some time all crumpled up in a bag.  I measured the smallest tablecloth I have and there was not enough trim to go around and I was positive I would not be adding to the piece I had.

This week I was looking for something to make my Christmas pin a bit more fancy for a community dinner.  I took the trim and carefully cut through the joining picots and then blocked the six joining hearts. Once dry I joined the point of the hearts and put them ruffled behind my brooch.  It made the pin fancy and I even got a few complements at dinner last night.  

That project worked so well I took another six hearts and put them round the skirt of an angel I put on the top of the tree. I still have lots of trim and I keep seeing uses for it all over the house. 

3 comments:

  1. It was brave of you to cut into the lace! Much better to make it usable than to preserve it just sitting there, good for you. Very effective pin and angels.

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    1. This trim was never used and tightly tatted so I felt confident in the cut and I was not using it where there would be stress. I have enough that I could sacrifice a heart or two. I'd rather see it used than put aside for many more years. I would hope that happens to any lace I make, please use it.

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  2. If kept long enough everything finds a place to be used. Looks beautiful trim

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