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Monday, October 23, 2017

Grandma's Crocheted Laces Window Curtain



For sometime now I have wanted to make myself a rag curtain for my main window in my bed/craft room. By sometime I mean, oh maybe, 6 years...  :/ 

Yes, another project of mine that has been simmering on the back burner. They sit there for so long you'd think they'd be burnt out!

But no, not this one, especially not this one.


I have lots of crocheted lace pieces ~ delicate ones, heavy ones, thin ones, fat curly ones...many, many different styles that my Grandmother made. They were found here and there while cleaning out our farm.  I didn't want to use them permanently on anything afraid I'd ruin them.

Then a thought came to mind.
It does happen once in a while ;)

My rag curtain!
It would be sheer enough to let the morning sun in (love waking up to the sun!) and they wouldn't be sewn or cut up. I had hated the thought of them just sitting in a drawer, their beauty not being seen.

In the process of gathering all the pieces up I came across a very worn, apron that had some rips in it. It was darling, had a sweet pocket on each side. I couldn't bare to toss it, so I decided to rip it into strips to work in with the laces.

Sweetness


So many different styles ~ makes me curious what she was making them for.

Creams, beige, off whites, whites ~ my perfect colors!
Went to town and before I knew it had it done.


I also came across a "front neckline piece"?
It was a half round with a tassel hanging from the center.
Unsure of what it was suppose to be, I placed it on the top center of my curtain once it was hung. Such detailed fine work went into this piece, it's so pretty.



I added battery operated timed fairy lights for nighttime.
I love how they come on and go off all by themselves.


I love all the different lengths of the laces,
the different textures ~ and I can still see out to my back gardens through them.


You can tell I was in a hurry when I put the lights up.
Hey, I was excited! 
I need to take them down and place in a more pleasing manor.
But for now that is on the back burner...let's just hope it won't take another 6 years!
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