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Rena

Recent handwork project

Handkerchiefs for some dear friends. Fine thread crochet is a favourite pastime. (My daughter took the photo).
Digindeep

What a skill, they are beautiful.    

Reminds me so much of my ole Gran, she sat for hours making such things, in between her knitting.
Never found a use for her crochet skills.

Her cable knitted jumpers I wore with pride.
Boy oh boy they were so warm and so good....

Thank you for the post and memories....


   
Digindeep

What a skill, they are beautiful.    

Reminds me so much of my ole Gran, she sat for hours making such things, in between her knitting.
Never found a use for her crochet skills.

Her cable knitted jumpers I wore with pride.
Boy oh boy they were so warm and so good....

Thank you for the post and memories....


   
horace

Looking good
WhatCameFirst

They are fantastic Rena!
Seabird

Exquisite Rena  

How do you find the time? Do you ever sleep?
Rena

Thank you for the kind words. Winter evenings allow much time for such work, when all else is done first.

..... That's interesting Digin, I'm a gran to!! Wonder if my Lil grandson will have such fond memories someday. Thank you too, for sharing your memories!!! That's what makes this forum soooooo nice.... I dearly love hearing about such things!! So again, thanks!
12Bore

Beautiful, my mum used to do a lot of needlework, she also used to make tablecloths by pulling out selected threads to make a pattern, then crocheting and/or embroidering the pattern.
There is probably a proper name for this, but she always referred to it as thread pulling.
Seabird

12Bore wrote:
Beautiful, my mum used to do a lot of needlework, she also used to make tablecloths by pulling out selected threads to make a pattern, then crocheting and/or embroidering the pattern.
There is probably a proper name for this, but she always referred to it as thread pulling.


I think it's called richelieu embroidery. I had a go when I did C&G.
Rena

12Bore wrote:
Beautiful, my mum used to do a lot of needlework, she also used to make tablecloths by pulling out selected threads to make a pattern, then crocheting and/or embroidering the pattern.
There is probably a proper name for this, but she always referred to it as thread pulling.


I have a book that also refers to it as Pulled Thread.(for either embroidery or crochet)  .

One of the two pictured above has a pulled thread border, then crocheted. I wanted it to be on the simple side as it was for a very sweet man that I know, the more fancy one being for his missus who is also very dear to me.

I designed a pulled thread table cloth with napkins, for my daughters hope chest, a few years back. It was so much fun! (Pulled thread/embroidery.)
sod

That looks fantastic
Rick & Carol

very nice Rena, I'd send Carol over for lessons if you were a tad closer
kaz

Mmmm...that looks like something else that I could have a go at.

The people that you give them to must really treasure them.
Rena

I hope you do (give it a go)! I think you'd enjoy it! Do you do much crochet? I prefer fine thread, but am currently working on a wool baby afghan, with a fine thread doily waiting in the wings to be started and finished in short order as well!

Rick and Carol-there's always Skype! I love teaching and keeping these wonderful traditional techniques alive Never done it online, always willing though!
ClaireK

Beautiful. They are real works of art  

Claire

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