Monday, January 25, 2010


A source of inspiration for me is other people's work. I've found a lot of beautiful and gently or never used pieces of needle work in antique stores. If you pick carefully among the worn out stuff, you can find the treasures and they're usually woefully under valued.

They inspire me to create and can even inspire me to design.

Beautiful doilies from Germany.

An intricate tatted doily.

This linen handkerchief on the left has a thread hairpin lace edging.

This handkerchief on the right has what I think is a thread Solomon's Knot edging.
 The edging on this linen doily is (I believe) a bobbin lace.

Inspired yet?

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