Saturday, 17 May 2014

Crochet Edgings.... [learning left hand crochet]



I bought this crochet booklet from the church yard sale last weekend for 25 cents. The booklet is published around 1945 in Canada, and was sold for 15 cents !  It has many edgings one can make to decorate  handkerchiefs, household linen,lingerie etc.



I have been crocheting a little over a year now, and it is first time I tried edgings. I chose a yarn with more thread count than what the books says, so I can count the stitches without difficulty and see the pattern develop. 



I do feel that I have gained some knowledge during the past year,as I was able to read a pattern which was published quite a long time ago; it has no diagrams or any instructions for a left handed person.


I like the chunky look these edgings have, and do believe they will look pretty on the items that the book say with a modern twist.


This weekend being an extra long..... I am working on many of my creative projects.

Thank you for stopping by to take a peek at my work  :)

till next time,
xxx
Gaia

5 comments:

  1. Really lovely crochet edgings - they will great on so many projects. I love your quilted piece too - such gorgeous embroidery stitches! So much creativity going on - I'm inspired to go and do something myself - thankyou Gaia :) :)

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  2. The edgings are pretty. I have never tried such, but I do like all the linen and other items decorated with them - it looks so feminine! You've done a great job on crocheting them.
    I'd like to see your projects in full soon :) Have a happy week ahead!

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  3. very pretty edgings, your crochet is so very neat, like the crazy block too look forward to seeing it made into a quilt maybe

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  4. Gaia, very beautiful edging... I always find it hard to decide on edging for my projects. This is really nice! Thanks for visiting me and leaving me kind note.

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  5. Thank you for stopping by.

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