Dating vintage hankies

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Lately, I purchased some antique and vintage linens that I’d like to show to you. One, I bought because it is pretty interesting – it’s pretty, but a bit rough and not your typical “fine linen.” But more on that last one later!

Today, some doilies – three gorgeous examples of the combination of linen and crocheted lace.

Students are encouraged to bring their own vintage blocks and fragments or they may purchase a kit of their choice in class. Enjoy quilts from Mary's book, English Paper Piecing is given new life when we recreate designs from this 1940's vintage quilt.

Learn the basic Paper Piecing techniques while creating this unique variation of a mosaic block – one that inspired the name of the class.

Not only are vintage designer handkerchiefs elegant additions to any wardrobe, they also make fantastic collector's items.

As any item that proves hard to find tends to be, they are also considered great earners!

This piece is comprised of about an 8″ circle of very nice linen, surrounded by a 4″ edge of crocheted hairpin lace.

Students are encouraged to bring their own vintage blocks and fragments or they may purchase a kit of their choice in class. Embrace the magic as you are given permission to combine the love of vintage with a fun modern aesthetic.Note: Many readers have pointed out (see the comments below) that the description on the lace was incorrect, and that this is more likely a technique in Irish crochet called Solomon’s knot.This makes more sense, especially considering the densely crocheted points on the lace.Work with vintage textiles to create a wonky star with lots of negative space for modern quilting designs.The workshop is packed full of tips for working with vintage fragments and ways to showcase these treasured pieces.

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