My love of vintage haberdashery and pattern publications is no secret. I’ve had a few happy discoveries online and in thrift stores, but this addition to my collection was discovered by Mum. Thanks Mum!!
“Doilies by Priscilla- Coats & Clark’s Book No. 122”, was published by J. & P. Coats (Canada) Limited. I’ve searched cover to cover, but can’t find a publication date. Google tells me both 1961 and 1962.
I think the diagrams inside the front cover would make wonderful ecru stitcheries. Stitching the middle one has just been added to my “must do” list.
I’ve studied each page and am inspired to learn how to crochet with skill. I have crocheted before… but not with skill. I’m truly envious of those with even tension. Sigh.
This design is a bit me. Leafy things have always been a favourite. The four-branched motif in the centre would also work as needleturn applique or semi-detached applique, filling a square quilt block.
This one reminds me of the scarves everyone’s crocheting at the moment. I’ve seen similar patterns for them in our local yarn store.
The above photo is a closeup of the page. Are you ready for the full photo? Does your dressing table look like this? Did it use to look like this?
Love the “still life styling” here. Note to self – must have a bunch of grapes handy when photographing my next project.
Crocheted violets could be sweet as an embellishment. They’d work well on a certain little girl’s headband, hairclip or cardigan… if I had that elusive crocheting skill.
There you have it. A little tour of Mum’s vintage discovery. I do love a doily. They pop up in my photos frequently… but never with fruit, generally not with a lamp, and not with a figurine… yet.