Thursday, July 14, 2011

Came across some old Filet

If you find old filet crochet on a chemise or table runners or Antimacassars.
Usually 40s to 60s. era.
They are fun to play with.
You can cut them and sew by hand or machine. Filet does not run.
The holes are good to thread ribbons through.
Stain with tea or coffee as I have done and hang some rusty, simple element on each one.
They are going to be my book bags for the small versions of journals I create.
I am thinking, perhaps I will make a video with my ideas.
Gee lots of typos!


Sea Gypsy said...

I just love this idea and I have tons of filet. I am thinking I will make a bag for every room in my house! lol. I have been watching all your videos and enjoy them so much. I love the rusted cans and I am going to make some of them for the studio to hold my many treasures. I love projects like that, organize things with style! Have a beautiful and creative day!

Sea Gypsy

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous Lilla. Looking forward to the video and thanks in advance.


Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Those are so very beautiful!! I have some of those and that is a wonderful idea of what to do with them ~


Marlene said...

You're amazing Lilla. These are just gorgeous and they have your touch now. Love them all.

Elly said...

Love your videos, that's always my workshop with you(:o)On search now,for a tablecloth i've somewhere, looks like your filet...(:o) Elly

Rhonda said...

Ooh La La, I love them all.
I have no idea what filet is but once again, you've taught me.
Merci Beaucoup.

Cara Scarlett said...

You are just so inspiring! Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful ideas with us!


Createology said...

Your little Filet bags are just precious Miss Lilla. The touch of something rusty is the perfect unexpected. Sunshine Smiles to you...

Leanne said...

I was going to put doilies on a bag, but I kinda like it being just doily! Looking forward to your video!

Tina @ TinyBear said...

These are so pretty - love them all

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Great idea and your bags are just beautiful, Lilla!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I really like this type of crochet - it seems more structured.

It's so well suited to these darling little bags you've made Lilla.
I haven't heard the term filet used for crochet before - you're a mine of information on fabrics and lace!

I learn so much from you - thank you mon amie and I'm looking forward to the video too!!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Ahhh, yes, I love what you have done with them. I have collected chemise crochet especially, for many years now. Your videos are always fun to watch and get inspired by.


Sandie said...

Now I know what to do with the tablecloth I rescued from a neighbour about to throw it in the bin!
Thank you for sharing and I think a video would be lovely too.

Have a great weekend,

Sandie xx