1/28/2012

Rickrack lace information

Apparently combining rickrack (sometimes  referred to as wavy trim) with crocheting and tatting was all the rage around the turn of the century.  I found some pictures of this book and you can read about it at
http://forums.ebay.com/db1/topic/Needle-Arts-Vintage/Rick-Rack-

This site http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa082600.htm  actually has pictures and on a linked page directions to making this lace.  It also has a great deal of history and trivia about this kind of lace making... I am so delighted to have a piece of this history of lacemaking..

5 comments:

  1. Hi Gerry:
    How wonderful to be able to look at the old ways and sometimes be fortunate enough to find a pattern or two. I have a friend who has shared some early 1900s patterns with me, and I love them!
    Hope you have a restful Sunday.
    xoxo
    Donna

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  2. This is something I'd like to try one day when I feel like wearing 2 pair of glasses so I can crochet with the fine thread. I'm sure I have some instructions in a piecework magazine and I'm going to check out the links you found. Thanks Gerry.

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  3. Gerry, thank you for sharing the link. Who knew rick rack could look so good?

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  4. Thanks Gerry for doing this research. I've always admired that rick rack "lace" so I'm socking this away for one day when I might actually want to take a wack at it!

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