Crocheted screens, virkattuja valoverhoja

I took these photos a couple of years ago of screens I made for the house in France that we probably won't be visiting this summer. Lace curtains are a lot more common in Mediterranean countries than back home so I had the idea to crochet some screens where they were needed in the house.… Continue reading Crocheted screens, virkattuja valoverhoja

Crocheted squares, virkattuja neliöitä

This is an absolutely charming book! It features some jems of the antique lace collection of Japanese lace enthusiast Mitsuko Fukuoka. She accumulated her lace collection during the many years she lived in France, and the patterns have been beautifully adapted into charming purses and shawls etc. * Tämä on aivan hurmaava kirja - nimensä… Continue reading Crocheted squares, virkattuja neliöitä

Crocheted purses, virkattuja pikkulaukkuja

Just finished this pretty little handbag to go with my turquoise gear. It was the first time I fixed a metal frame to a bag.  This crocheted pouch cover has been waiting a long time to be framed, so one less UFO (UnFinishedObject) in my stash! * Ensimmäistä kertaa kokeilin metallikehyksen kiinnittämistä laukun reunaan. Sopivilla… Continue reading Crocheted purses, virkattuja pikkulaukkuja

Renewing chairs with lace, ulkotuolien uudistusta virkkaamalla

We bought some synthetic wicker chairs for the terrace some years ago which, not surprisingly, didn't last very long. The metal frame though was in perfect condition so I decided to redo the seat and back with some crocheted pieces. * Sain ajatuksen näiden tuolien korjaamiseen sisustuslehden kansikuvan tuolista johon oli punottu leveää satulanauhaa kauniiksi ristikkäiskuvioksi.… Continue reading Renewing chairs with lace, ulkotuolien uudistusta virkkaamalla

Old handkerchief lace, vanhaa nenäliinapitsiä

I love old linen! These are some of the beautiful pieces that I've inherited. Each handkerchief has been decorated with a different type of lace, all with really thin thread and worked with very skillful hands. The round little doily adorned a jam jar that I was given many years ago and has a slightly… Continue reading Old handkerchief lace, vanhaa nenäliinapitsiä

Reflector lace, pitsiheijastimia

A good reflector is a very important "safety device" that should be attached to everyones clothes, bags etc. during the dark months of autumn and winter. These have been made out of the same reflective thread that I used a year ago (link here). * Ohuesta heijastinlangasta virkattuja ja käpyiltyjä heijastinkoristeita kiinnitettäviksi talvitakkeihin ja laukkuihin.… Continue reading Reflector lace, pitsiheijastimia

Tatted and crocheted earrings, korvikset käpypitsistä ja virkkaamalla

Inspired by a Japanese artist Miho Fujita who makes fabulous intricate jewellery with a tiny crochet hook I tried crocheting and tatting these earrings with my tatting thread. On the right my tatted version with a four petal flower motif and on the left my try of Miho Fujita's tiny circle chains. My tatted earrings… Continue reading Tatted and crocheted earrings, korvikset käpypitsistä ja virkkaamalla

Lace tablecloth, pitsipöytäliina

The elaborate lace in this old book has once adorned the sheet of some noblewoman. The pattern I found for the crocheted tablecloth is nearly the same with the crocheted bands forming an intriguing trellis between the rounds. This is one work I dug out of the unfinished objects' basket and finally sewed together. *… Continue reading Lace tablecloth, pitsipöytäliina

Hohtoa elämään! Glow in the dark!

I am quite obsessed about (especially) my loved ones wearing a proper reflector at this, the darkest time of the year! A pretty alternative for a reflector band is a lace one. These have been crocheted with thin reflective thread and a 1.25 mm hook, then carefully ironed between two sheets of paper to straighten… Continue reading Hohtoa elämään! Glow in the dark!

Crocheted linen, isompia ja pienempiä virkattuja liinavaatteita

This bedspread was a big but fun project to do. It's a traditional pattern, the original of which was crocheted over a hundred years ago in western Finland. Mine is made with quite a thick cotton thread, has 72 squares and a matching border running at the foot end and sides. Tämä on suuritöisimpiä tekemiäni… Continue reading Crocheted linen, isompia ja pienempiä virkattuja liinavaatteita