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Topic: Stag in a Forest Scene Filet with a Free Pattern Link!  (Read 3682 times)
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« on: May 02, 2010 09:26:55 AM »



A member here had posted a window hanging she did from a chart that she found in a book called Grandma's Crochet. It looked familiar to me so I checked my personal library of vintage and antique patterns and I found it! It was in a tiny book with a black cover that said
"Stricken und Hkelarbeit". The date on the inside cover was 1898, so this pattern is very old! The text is printed in an Old German calligraphy.

I re-charted it. Using Aunt Lydia's thread in Tan, the piece measures 17x14 inches.

If you would like to make your own stag, the chart is free.
You can find it here:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/slideshow/51808/stag_in_the_forest_crochet_filet_free.html?cat=24

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MomijiMommy
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2010 11:11:12 AM »

Filet crochet is one of my favorite techniques. I love the chart...very old. It makes me wonder how many women have worked the same pattern LONG ago.
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2010 02:22:03 AM »

Hello Maria! It was me who posted the window hanging. Thank you very much for the information. I think it is very interesting to know the pattern is over 100 years old.
By the way - I was wondering - in your photo it looks like there are 'flowers' on the side of the stag. Is it a trick of light, or the tread you use?
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2010 04:22:08 AM »

Hi Taramor and MomijiMommy!

Taramor, Thank you so much for posting your curtain! I became obsessed with it! When you said it was in a book called Grandmother's Crochet, I knew it had to be vintage. That's when I started to search through all my antique books. I jumped for joy when I saw it in the old German book. To keep the work flat I photographed it on a light box with a piece of textured glass on top. The glass has little flowers on it! You have a good eye!

Momijomommy, 100 year old patterns give me a jolt of energy! I think at first, the pattern is made and then it is forgotton. I like to think it's sleeping. Then a book comes out with vintage patterns, someone like Taramor shows off her work, and the cycle starts all over again. I have to thank the original German author and  the author of the Grandmother's Crochet, for bringing us these old but oh so new designs back into our memory.

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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2010 08:49:00 AM »


By the way - I was wondering - in your photo it looks like there are 'flowers' on the side of the stag. Is it a trick of light, or the tread you use?

I noticed the same thing too, also on her picture of the rooster that she posted.  I was wondering if she did some new technique or something  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2010 06:37:53 AM »

this is awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2010 04:50:32 AM »

this is awesome!
mandi


Thanks, Mandi! If you make it, please let me know. I'd love to see it!

Maria
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2010 03:16:53 AM »

This is excellent! I love all crochet forms but I don't get to see enough filet that people do haha. It's amazing to think how easy it is for us to create graphs now, in a matter of moments really, but for people to make such detailed charts over a hundred years ago... it's really cool to think about. I love it!
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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2010 12:54:29 PM »

When I look at him, I see Bambi's father.

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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2010 08:52:15 AM »

This is excellent! I love all crochet forms but I don't get to see enough filet that people do haha. It's amazing to think how easy it is for us to create graphs now, in a matter of moments really, but for people to make such detailed charts over a hundred years ago... it's really cool to think about. I love it!

Back in the olden days, they used a screen and tracing paper to produce a chart. Both were placed over the picture and a pencil was used to make tick marks. Then they re-copied it, hand -colored, and had it printed. It was labor intensive for sure!

Maria
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