Did you know I'm unable to crochet? Believe me, I've tried. Probably about 58 times, with the help of different books, videos and patient people. And yet, my efforts still resemble a crazy tangle of yarn, rather than something neat and flat. And I won't lie, tears are always near before I throw my crochet hook across the room in anger (although I'm getting better at remaining calm these days, you'll be pleased to hear.)
Luckily I'm always finding other people's crochet pieces on my travels around the junk shops, and I like to rescue them. I can barely believe the work and skill that goes into them, and it doesn't seem right that they end up in the Recycling Centre or somewhere else, in a drawer.
Here are some things I made for my etsy shop update today featuring some old crochet work- a linen bag with a big pocket on the front, a smaller bag and some pincushions. They were a great way to use small antique pieces, and they're backed with Liberty lawn for extra old-fashionedness.