Rickrack Lace....

My other treasure from the linen pile at the flea market in California was this table runner..  It is lovely linen and about 18" x 24." I loved the look of it before I even realized what it was... I had only seen vintage rickrack lace once before and tried to duplicate it but couldn't make it work with our modern rickrack.  It was a very different pattern from this variety in the way  it was connected.  I'm sure this was a whole art form...
I'll google it when I get time.... not today though.

There is only one section that is in really good shape. I will try to do some repairs in some areas to figure out how to do it.... I will keep it in its entirety because it is so unique and I will take it with me to show when I can.. Has anyone else had experience repairing this kind of lace?

It hard to believe that it's rickrack until you look closely at it..  Gorgeous.

Now for those of you who like to cook and even for those who don't like to cook but like to eat... here's what's on our menu tonight.

I butterflied a leg of lamb and made a stuffing of  spinach, feta cheese, pine nuts, garlic and rosemary.  After rolling it up and browning it well, it went into the slow cooker and now smells heavenly...  It and a green salad will be dinner for a happy husband...  My mother who doesn't like my cooking and lived on fast food,  often tells me that I am so lucky that I have a husband who will eat the stuff I cook....and since I love to cook, she's right...


  1. This is beautiful Gerry! My package arrived safe and sound. Thank you so much!

  2. I have some rick rack lace linens and I love the look too. Mine have crochet stitches holding together the rick rack. Do you think that is what is holding yours together? I have a couple of vintage patterns here somewhere for rick rack lace that also uses crochet with the rick rack that I was going to try sometime. I'll have to dig them up.

    BTW - Thanks for the gold. It was mostly stuff I didn't have in the stash I've picked up.

    Cathy L

  3. This is so unusual, and very pretty.

  4. What an unusual, beautiful find! I have never seen rick rack lace before...
    Your dinner sounds really tasty. Yumm! :)

  5. The rick rack lace is lovely. I had never heard of it until I read in article in Piecework lately. Your dinner sounds yummy except that I don't eat lamb. I had a bad experience with it when I was pregnant and have never been able to eat it since :(. But I could eat the stuffing (grin).

  6. I think your husband is the luckiest man in the world!!! Your dinner sounds fabulous! I love that rickrack lace too. I have something around here but not as intricate as that treasure. If I come across it, I'll shoot you a pic...

  7. That's amazing! I never in a million years would have guessed. I'm still having a hard time believing it's made of rickrack. I would love to see a tutorial for making something like this.

  8. I love that rickrack lace! Of course now I want to try it myself. :)

    Your lamb sounds delicious -- all those stuffing ingredients are wonderful on their own, but even better together and especially with lamb. Your husband is very lucky that you like to cook and that you come up with such great recipes.

  9. That is such beautiful rick rack lace! I had never heard of or seen such a thing. My favorite pet was a lamb and I can never bring myself to eating lamb.


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