Friday, November 5, 2010
Vintage Pink Crochet
pink. Today I'm sharing them with you on Pink Saturday.
The booklet is by Coats & Clark's ONT and is titled New Quick Tricks to crochet and knit. Original cost 10 cents. Dated 1954. I was disappointed when I got it home. Some of the pages are missing but I still love the great images. The "Glass Jackets" remind me of those being made today by crafters. My favorite is the "Happy Chappie" pot holder.
Both my mother and grandmother crocheted. My grandmother traded her crochet for other handmade items. There was a magazine in the early 1950's (don't know the name). In the back was a list of the names and addresses of people who wanted to exchange their handcrafted items. She exchanged some of her lovely crochet pieces for rag dolls for my sister and I. I remember the lady lived in Texas. I wasn't very old (maybe 4) but I still remember that little muslin doll with the blue dress. Oh how I would love to have that doll today. As I think back on this time, my grandmother was one of the first craft traders but hers was by snail mail not the inter net. Things really haven't changed much when it comes to people trading their handmade art with other artists.
I learned to crochet as a child and in college I made vests and things with granny squares. I them graduated to making doll clothes for my little sis's Barbies and even made a really cute sweater for myself. My last projects were afghans for our home. I haven't crocheted much in years but I'm seeing those crocheted flowers and thinking I need to make some of them.
Thanks for joining me for Pink Saturday. Special thanks to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for hosting this weekly event. Check her blog for a list of other participants.