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Rena

My favorite types of handwork...

Bethani drew the design for this tablecloth and napkins. And although it is pretty simple, I thoroughly enjoyed working it for her hope chest (a type of a wooden trunk storage place for young women put special things in anticipation of getting married someday). The techniques used include: Pulled thread, embroidery and fine thread Crochet.




The napkins.


This is a Hardanger piece with fine thread Hairpin lace border.


A Fine thread doily:
Yorkshire Geordie

Very intricate and very nice, Rena.
You must have the patience of a saint.
My old Aunt tried showing me how to do tatting when I was about 10 yrs old - and lost patience when I couldn't (wouldn't) do it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatting

I said there was "knotting" to it and I preferred mechanical stuff.
Martyn
HonkHonk

Ha Ha I was just about to post the very same as YG apart from the bit about his Aunt of course.  
sod

very good, she has a good start. Jean had one too, in the old days they were made of camfor (sp) wood to stop the moths
ClaireK

Yorkshire Geordie wrote:
Very intricate and very nice, Rena.
You must have the patience of a saint.
Martyn


My thoughts entirely, they are beautiful

Claire
conundrum

You are talented Rena, and the work is beautiful.
Rena

Yorkshire Geordie wrote:
Very intricate and very nice, Rena.
You must have the patience of a saint.
My old Aunt tried showing me how to do tatting when I was about 10 yrs old - and lost patience when I couldn't (wouldn't) do it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatting

I said there was "knotting" to it and I preferred mechanical stuff.
Martyn


That is something my Son or Grandson would say! I can see my grandson being an engineer and my son is a computer geek (his wording ).

My Great, Great Aunt used to Tat...I loved watching her, but wasn't really interested in learning.... Now I wish I had been. I've tried learning on my own, and can do a simple picot.... But nothing more ...

Thank you (all) for the kind compliments.
WhatCameFirst

Beautiful Rena!
kaz

They look beautiful Rena

I don't think that girls still have Hope chests over here - how widespread are they in the US?

(or in NZ Sod?)
Rena

kaz wrote:
They look beautiful Rena

I don't think that girls still have Hope chests over here - how widespread are they in the US?

(or in NZ Sod?)


Society in general seems to have let the tradition go. There is still a remnant though I never had one, so am totally enjoying adding to Bethani's whenever possible!

Eta-Thank you, kaz for the compliment.
airarmstx200

nice work  
Rena

Thank you for the lovely compliments WhatCameFirst and airarmstx200.

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