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Topic: My Aunt's crochet doilies and odds and end. Amazing.  (Read 1359 times)
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« on: January 26, 2008 02:22:38 PM »

My great aunt past away in December and since I'm the only person in my family who crochets or does anything crafty I got first dibs at her stuff.  I found a ton of really tiny hooks and tons of thread from Italy along with a whole bunch of odds and ends that must have been her practice or unfinished projects.  I am completely in awe by the tiny size of them and how much work must have gone into them.  I also got a whole bunch of patterns but since their all in Italian it will take some time to translate them. 

I was wondering if anyone had ideas as to what to do with all the bits and peices.  It's a shame to hide such beautiful work.

« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2008 03:12:14 PM »

wow, they are gorgeous!

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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2008 03:32:54 PM »

They are absolutely gorgeous!  When my grandma passed away my sister and I got all her crocheted doily snowflakes.... I haven't done it yet, but I plan on framing them and giving one to everyone in the family.  Maybe you could make a framed doily collage in honor of her work?
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2008 03:38:25 PM »

I don't have any suggestions on what to do with them, but I would like to express how wonderful they are-wow! It would be amazing to do something in her memory by carrying on her work.
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2008 04:03:52 PM »

Those are beautiful!  It's so lovely that you received your aunt's projecs.  I agree framing the doilies would be a wonderful way to commemorate her work.

If you have time to translate the patterns, would you mind posting? 
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2008 04:08:26 PM »

My s-i-l put some little doilies like this in a couple smallish shadowbox frames, with some pretty background paper and scattered with a few vintage buttons.  She hung them in a group down the strip of wall between two doors in her house.  Very nice.

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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2008 04:15:24 PM »

put them a shadow box, like others have said, and include a tiny picture of your aunt with them, that would be a really cool memorial

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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2008 09:17:51 PM »

I'd frame them on a black background with nice frames. You might want to consider having them professionally framed with archival quality materials. They are beautiful, and b/c they are from her, they are special to you!
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2008 09:48:13 PM »

I have some of my great grandma's crocheted lace and we turned the little flowers/snowflakes into Christmas ornaments.
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