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Photo Hunters – Art

I thought I’d share with you my Grandmother’s art.  She used to crochet lace.  Here is a runner of linen and lace.

Grandma's Lace

A lace runner

Grandma's Lace

Close up of the edge

Grandma's Lace

A ‘potholder’ – not that I would ever put a pot on it!

Grandma's Lace

A tea towel that my Aunt did the cross stitch and Grandma did the crocheted edge

Grandma's Tea Towel


27 responses

  1. jmb

    Well we all can appreciate the effort and artistic creativity that went into these. A dying art however

    1-June-2007 at 9:13 pm

  2. nice photo catching.
    have a nice day^^

    1-June-2007 at 9:14 pm

  3. That’s beautiful!

    1-June-2007 at 9:41 pm

  4. Now that is true talent. How fine and neat the embroidery and lacework are!

    1-June-2007 at 9:50 pm

  5. Those are beautiful. Lost art indeed. I’d love to be able to do something like that.

    1-June-2007 at 9:50 pm

  6. Those are all beautiful pieces. What an incredible art to make with your hands! When I was a tiny girl we had crocheted dresses made by a great-grandmother. I am not sure where they ended up, but they were so beautiful!

    1-June-2007 at 10:03 pm

  7. Just beautiful!!! I’m in awe.

    Though, I’d argue the ‘Dying Art’ comments, I’m learning to do that. :)

    1-June-2007 at 10:12 pm

  8. My mother and grandmother used to crochet a lot. These are beautiful. I cannot even make a small piece of coaster by crocheting.

    1-June-2007 at 11:35 pm

  9. Those are very beautiful! My Grandma used to crochet afghans and stuff. Crocheting lace seems so much more intricate and delicate.

    2-June-2007 at 2:00 am

  10. OMGoodness, these are truly treasures!!!

    Happy photo hunting

    2-June-2007 at 5:01 am

  11. I have a great aunt who does this sort of work and I think it’s most definitely an art form that requires a lot of skill and patience. I have some doilies that my grandmother made, too.

    2-June-2007 at 5:12 am

  12. My mom’s whole family does this (the talent stopped at me, lol). It always amazes me … the detail! The patience! This is truly lovely work.

    2-June-2007 at 5:19 am

  13. Beautiful examples of crochet as an art form. :) My mom’s grandmother taught her how to crochet, and she produced some beautiful pieces too.

    2-June-2007 at 6:51 am

  14. My grandmother used to do that too, just lovely! You just don’t see doilies any more!


    2-June-2007 at 6:52 am

  15. this is truly a lost artform!! I wish I knew how to do this!

    2-June-2007 at 8:15 am

  16. They are just lovely pieces! I have a crocheted afghan from my grandmother but unfortunately one terribly misbehaving bunny ate some holes in it. No – not Peaches but one of her predecessors.

    2-June-2007 at 8:25 am

  17. Wow! Those are great! So beautiful.

    Mom is with family in the Central Valley, and she had been looking at quilts and tea towels made by her mother-in-law’s grandmother just yesterday. They are so beautiful! We can’t believe these items aren’t as valued nowadays as they should be. We are very excited to get to sniff the quilt with lots of stories when we get home (mom gets to take one home to keep).

    DKM, your art is beautiful, too! We can’t wait to cuddle with the snuggles… soon!!!

    2-June-2007 at 8:46 am

  18. fivecats

    The very nice stuff of life. Can’t have enough of it.

    2-June-2007 at 10:10 am

  19. Those are very beautiful!

    2-June-2007 at 3:41 pm

  20. Now I can see where you get your talents! Everything is so beautiful and I can see they were well taken care of. Did your mom crochet too? For some reason I am thinking it skips a generation. My mother was totally not into knitting or crocheting at all, I don’t know about her mother, but I know my dad’s mother could make ‘anything'(according to him!).

    2-June-2007 at 5:23 pm

  21. Those are so lovely – I think you’re lucky to have them.

    A girl I work with does lace making – only with more course fibers. Can’t imagine how she does it – so intricate!

    2-June-2007 at 6:32 pm

  22. Beautiful work! I used to do a lot of crochet work, doilies and such, when I was younger. I loved using very fine, fine cotton thread. Now I think I must’ve been nuts, haha. I am also thinking I should start crocheting again, but with a heavier cotton this time, lol. I have a 1950’s style table and 4 chairs. Wouldn’t that look good with a crocheted white (table is red) table cloth on it. Hmmmm…. now to fit that in.

    Everyone is invited to my Art Exhibition. Hope to see you there.

    2-June-2007 at 7:35 pm

  23. wormie

    Beautiful! It reminded so much of my own grandmother – that’s what she liked to do, too. Thank you for sharing.

    2-June-2007 at 8:33 pm

  24. Wow those are pretty! And Hoo Boy did My Mommy screw up on her blog – I gave credit to DMM instead of you for the lovely snuggle! Please forgive her! She fixed it now!

    3-June-2007 at 9:09 am

  25. I also learned the art of crochet from my grandmother and my mother taught me to sew. I’ve made a lot of doilies and afghans that we still use. And when my daughter was little I sewed almost all of her clothes, just like my mom did for me and my sister. Plus I have some treasured items that both of my grandmothers. I sure loved seeing those beautiful items on your blog today!

    3-June-2007 at 10:50 am

  26. That is great stuff. Mom loves it, her grandmother use to crochet the same things. So nice to see all the pictures. Great take on the Art theme.

    3-June-2007 at 5:05 pm

  27. Treasures!! True, real treasures!

    5-June-2007 at 9:51 am

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