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Apr 14, 2013 11:58 AM CST
Name: Susan
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
Welcome Jo Ann! Hmmmmmmmm is it tatted? It looks like some that my grandmother did, years ago. You use a needle and a shuttle. I was going to learn, once upon a time, but it's very time-intensive.......
Way back when, tablecloths, collars and cuffs were tatted.

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Apr 14, 2013 12:03 PM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
NY State
Susan.I havnt heard Tatted in ages.My grandmother was a tatterer.She tatted lace for pillowcases.
I always had some sort of tatted detail on a dress.
No TV in the 30's,hand work was rampant in our family but nobody wove.
Sewing
Hooked rugs
Crochet
Knit
Its a lost art.
The spread is woven I believe.I also think its reversible. Its the way the weft is put together.
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Apr 14, 2013 12:27 PM CST
Name: Susan
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
I'm into quilting now, so not taking time to learn a new craft, however if I did it would be either tatting or hairpin lace. Smiling
I never learned to crochet.

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Apr 14, 2013 12:37 PM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
NY State
I wish I still had tatted edged pillowcases They became so stained I tossed them when I moved to the new house w/DD and SIL.
If you tat any edges be sure not to use a perm press fabric . Remember the 60's and perm press sheets and pillowcases.That stuff holds the stains.

Grandmother used 100% cotton thread.I dont remember the size.I remember her tatting shuttle.It was nice and compact and she used to carry everything in her purse. She went with me to an ArtShow and sat in my booth tatting.The faiber craftsmen gathered around her and questioned her for ages.I believe it was a great time for that 89 year old.
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Apr 14, 2013 12:49 PM CST
Name: Susan
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
That would be wonderful, for all the attention she got Lovey dubby

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Apr 14, 2013 12:58 PM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
NY State
I get all verkempt just thinking about those days.
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Apr 14, 2013 1:07 PM CST
Name: Susan
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
verkempt?

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Apr 14, 2013 1:08 PM CST
Name: Karen
Maryville, TN
My mom tatted in fact she taught me but I just don't have the patience for it. She also taught my youngest daughter and she does quite a bit of it. We have several tatted bonnets and booties that mom made to wear with christening gowns, She also made the lace for the gowns which I made heirloom style. I had so much of the lace and I only have a tiny piece left. Mom used the finest thread I used to say it looked like she was spinning spider webs.
I was taught all the hand arts either by my Mom, grandmother or an elderly polish neighbor who taught me hairpin lace and broomstick crochet. I guess I've just been too lazy for them as I prefer my sewing machine.

There is a thread in the other house that shows some tatting of my mom's and daughters.
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Apr 14, 2013 1:10 PM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
NY State
It really does need patience.I never saw gran do anything but edging.
She edged her sheets and pillowcases.What luxury for farm folk.
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Apr 14, 2013 1:33 PM CST
Name: Susan
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
oh Karen - you know how to do hairpin lace? I think I still have the loom for it, but could never get the "hang" of it.......

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Apr 14, 2013 1:34 PM CST
Name: Karen
Maryville, TN
Mom edged many many handkerchiefs and gave them as gifts. I saved one that our brides carry as their something old.

I don't remember any more, I think I was probably 11 or so when I learned. Mom taught me to uses the machine at about 8 and it was really my true love from then on.
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Apr 14, 2013 2:09 PM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
NY State
I remember being 8 and making doll clothes on my grandmothers WHITE treadle machine. I made all my own clothes and when I wa 16 I got a SINGER featherweight. I had it after I was married andmade everything from slipcovers to winter coats.
The last machine I had was a zigzag the name escapes my. I dont think anything was a versatile as my little Singer.

I dont sew anymore. Its just not as economic as it used to be.
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Apr 14, 2013 2:20 PM CST
Name: Karen
Maryville, TN
Nope sure can't save anything sewing, I sewed for love and love of sewing. Now my old eyes won't do the fancy stuff. I make quilts and quilted tree skirts for the grands and greats. Nothing fancy but they enjoy them and I guess it's what counts.
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Apr 14, 2013 2:54 PM CST
Name: Susan
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
It sure isn't as economical as it used to be, and most kids don't want re-worked clothing made from other clothes either.
I remember making a jean jacket for each of my 2 kids - used mine & their old jeans, and they were vastly different colorations from dark blue to light (arms were same colour, and so was body and yoke, but different from other parts). I then put beads and sparkles on the yoke (front & back) and even their names in rainbow coloured iron-on letters.
Of course nowadays you wouldn't put the kid's name on the outside of the clothing - too dangerous - but this was more than 25 years ago.

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Apr 14, 2013 3:25 PM CST
Name: Karen
Maryville, TN
Once again.........Happy Happy birthday Kathy,
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Apr 14, 2013 3:53 PM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
NY State
I remember my mom and grandmother making clothes from my grandfathers old suits.
They cut everything apart and re did jackets and made skirts out of pants.
Its been more then 25 years since making my own clothes saved any money. Fabric stores now carry more quilting cloth than dress material.

I remember the name of my zigzag it was a VIKING.
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Apr 14, 2013 7:38 PM CST
Name: Karen
Maryville, TN
Quilting has become a hobby and enjoyment rather than a necessity. For most of us it's fun, challenging, relaxing and rewarding. I think these forums make it more fun than ever before.
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Apr 14, 2013 7:40 PM CST
Name: Susan
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
I totally agree, Karen - quilting is Fun, rather than the scary thing it was before...... Rolling my eyes. Whistling

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Apr 14, 2013 8:56 PM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
Hey Jo Ann, glad to have you join us! I looked at your pictures, but I can't tell what type of fabric it is! It sure is pretty though!

Kizmo/Kathy, just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great day!
A Crafty Cubit
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. James Dean

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Apr 14, 2013 9:39 PM CST
Name: Susan
Torrington, Alberta, Canada
World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday, Kathy!! Lovey dubby

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