It appears to be finished at both ends - what would one use this for? A collar? To add to something else? This looks like mostly crochet to me, but I'm not sure about the piece that the long threads come from. Is this hairpin lace? I guess I didn't think hairpin lace twisted like that. It looks like the twisted threads that are in the pulled thread piece in my earlier post of these old items.
I'm pretty familiar with basic crochet, but not these stitches. And I'm too lazy at the moment to go digging for more information. Another day :)
Here's an envelope of embroidery thread. Much of this is silk thread, but I really love the envelope! The Mississippi River in Minneapolis was once the home of the world's largest flour mill, and Minneapolis was known as the "Flour Milling Capital of the World" in the late 1800's/early 1900's.
|From postage history I found, |
this stamp was issued in 1912.
There is an address on the front of the envelope to a Mrs. Larson. Swedish or Norwegian perhaps? The pencil writing on the envelope looks to be Scandinavian, and it says "dyne tra" and "silke tra" - something thread and silk thread?
So, what should I do with the lace piece? How about the envelope? Why do I love stuff like this so much? It's fun to have, but there must be something I can DO with it to display it or use it so it doesn't get stored away. Maybe I need several shadow boxes!