Saturday, 28 October 2017

Vintage or Antique?

During the Summer I was shown an ancestor's doily and asked to make a replacement because it's disintegrating badly. I'm not surprised as it must be between 50 and 120 years old by our reckoning so that makes it either vintage or antique, I'm not sure which. It didn't take long to come up with something that resembles the original, although I changed the central motif to fill out that area a little more.

Original on right hand side

All in all it was a fun little exercise and I was glad to be able to extend the life of the pattern within my family. I've been given some other vintage or antique doilies made by the same person so must find time to photograph and maybe try to make replacements for those too...one day...

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