Collecting Crocheted HeirloomsBy Emilee Gettle – 14 Comments
As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, collecting vintage crochet patterns, I also love to find the finished heirlooms. It simply amazes me at how cheap you can purchase a hand-crocheted doily, let alone an ornate tablecloth at flea markets and antique stores! People who do not crochet have no idea the value of these tirelessly crafted pieces of our history! However, I suppose that saves my budget as I snatch up these beauties during my flea market hops.
I’ve often wanted to make patterns from my finds! One of my favorites is a set of potholders crocheted to look like doll dresses. Remember those darling things from the 40s-50s? I have them hanging in my craft room for inspiration.
Do you collect crocheted antiques? Have you ever created your own pattern from them?