Monday, December 12, 2011

Mary Frances Sewing Book at

A person could purchase the Mary Frances Sewing Book from Lacis or Amazon
Or one could download it from !

Lacis also sells a nice 16" doll pattern suitable for all theMary Frances clothing patterns.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Cutest Little Crocheted Peacock

Check out this darling peacock at the Obsessed Domestic Blog. Designer Sherry Boberry is also on Ravelry.
It would also make a cute turkey in brown and orange!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Motifs, Motifs and More Motifs

If you like motifs, you'll love this Picasa Album full of pretty motifs and patterns.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Crochet Pattern Booklets Uploaded

I have uploaded all my public domain pattern books for anyone to enjoy. Just click here.
All files are in PDF format.  Here are the titles:

 Clark's Book 268
 Clark's Book 283
 Clark's Book 315
 Coat's & Clark Book # 264 Pillow Cases
 Coat's & Clark Book # 272 Butterflies in Crochet
 Coat's & Clark Book # 293 Quick Tricks in Crochet
 Corticelli Book # 4 Crocheted Bags and Purses
 Star Book Doilies 145
Coats & Clark Doilies 184
 Doilies Design Book
 Doilies in the Modern Manner
 Doilies to Treasure
 Flower Doilies 64
 Lily Book # 101 Novelties and Bedspreads
 Lily Design Book 67
 Lily Design Book 79
 Lily Design Book 82
 Pineapple Designs
 Priscilla Doilies
 Ruffled Doilies 107
 Ruffled Doilies 95
 Spool Book # 66 Paris Sponsors Crochet
 Star Book 151

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Il Pizzo di Verona - Veronese Crochet Lace

Please check this blog post about Veronese crocheted lace from Italian Needlework
You can also see a very large image of the book cover at this link, which shows stitch detail.
This looks very intriguing!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Needle Lace Doily From Turkey!

Zuzu's World on Etsy is offering this lovely Mediterranean needle lace doily for $175.00.  How lovely is that?!  Zuzu also has a little blog.
Maybe you don't have $175.00 for this lovely piece, but you do have $15.00 for an instruction book to learn this technique: Mediterranean Knotted Lace by Elena Dickson is available from ABEBooks or Amazon.
Wikipedia has a brief article on this technique.   Members of  the Needle Lace Talk discussion group have comments on books and available kits.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

White Square Mini Flower Doily

Check out this sweet doily or runner in little flower motifs.  Click here for a description and supersized photo which is as good as a pattern.
 It would be cute done in different colors or just plain white - I like white or cream myself.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Butterfly Doily or Centerpiece

How darling is that?   Imagine the butterflies' wings  done in different colors - with little black bodies and antennae of course.  Click here for more details.
UPDATE !!:  This pattern is available in this lovely Picasa album specifically  here, here, here and here

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Lovely Lovely Jasmine Doily

Check this post at the Only Crochet blog for a lovely "Jasmine" Doily.  A chart is included, but it's not a very big image so hard to read.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Spider Web Afgan

I rarely crochet with yarn, but I love to see anything with a spider or spider web motif.
Please click here for a description of the afgan.

Friday, February 4, 2011

How Cool is this Runner!

"From Burda Crochet Fall 2000".  I could not find any other information about this, but it's very intriguing.