I don’t know how to do that yet
Monday October 30th 2017, 10:26 pm
Filed under: Family,History,Knit

Mathias’s pumpkin hat will fit him next year, too, but for now, doubling over the wool on one’s head in Alaska is not a bad thing.

Meantime, some really cool art: it’s not knitting, it’s not crocheting, it’s not what I think of as tatting, it’s not weaving, it’s not macrame…  I would love to see her hands in action. Bobbin lace?

Her website says pillow lace. I’d never heard the term before. But apparently it helped support American Revolutionary War widows.

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Those images are cool! Thanks for sharing.

My understanding of pillow lace is that it is done with a special pillow (possibly sawdust filled?), pins, and bobbins. I have an old needle work/embroidery book that shows how to do it.

Comment by Anne 10.30.17 @ 11:32 pm

That was amazing. How do you find these cool things?!

Comment by Afton 10.31.17 @ 3:19 am

That pumpkin is adorable!

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 10.31.17 @ 5:41 am

Stunning stuff! Thanks for sharing!

Comment by chris 10.31.17 @ 6:35 am

The artwork is amazing! Almost mind-boggling, if I try to think of how…

And what a cute pumpkin!

Comment by ccr in MA 10.31.17 @ 2:08 pm

Each piece was more marvelous than the one before. Thank you for sharing!

Comment by twinsetellen 10.31.17 @ 4:04 pm

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