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Thursday, June 14, 2012

{My Lace Crocheted Handkerchief #1}

This is a replica from my original bridal handkerchief. It got stolen when I once gave classes at the Teaching Museum in Hapeville, Georgia where I also had several pieces of my lace work on display for: "THREADS OF LIFE: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S TEXTILE ART" for Georgia State University.
Not a pleasant experience, especially for such a sentimental piece of work... But I did have the Burda pattern and made one again. Over the years I've done several bridal handkerchiefs for loved ones. A labor of love one might say. Very fine DMC thread and a thin crochet needle is being used for this type of lace work. 
Do you like it?
Somebody else must have liked the original too, as it was snatched from the table where I had my display during my day of classes... Below this post you find a link, you just scroll down to: "THREADS OF LIFE: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S TEXTILE ART"
Georgia State University
Showing you a better closeup view.
With of course an added Gardenia blossom and some perfect pink rosebuds in a French Baccarat perfume bottle.
Roses, Gardenia and Lace make up for some very romantic items...
These lovely home grown roses are in a French crystal Baccarat perfume bottle.
This is the Burda pattern, the number 307/54 is the one I made...

Related links: All are posts by me.


  1. it is really beautiful. i'm sorry someone stole your original!

  2. I LOVE it. I have always and ever adored hand crocheted and hand embroidered beautifully crafted pieces. I make them myself..or rather to say I DID do so, and I haven't the patience just now to do it again BUT I have what I did and I will purchase some others at estate sales.

    Very beautiful, Mariette. xox

  3. I am sorry. I am still in my cat's blog and did not switch to my own. This is Ramblingon..friend of Michiko.

  4. You are so clever,to make such beautiful intricate crochet. It is so lovely. What an uncomfortable thing to happen to your original one.xx

  5. It's absolutely gorgeous! What a shame that someone stole the original one.

  6. Liebe Mariette,

    jeder Besuch bei dir ist ein Gewinn.

    Alles Liebe

  7. Liebste Mariette,
    wunderschöne Spitzentaschentücher! Sie sehen sehr edel aus!
    Auch ich hab noch solche Stücke von meiner Oma, die werden nie benutzt, sind wohl behütet im Wäscheschrank :O)

    Ich wünsch Dir einen wunderschönen Tag!
    ♥ Allerliebste Grüße Claudia ♥

  8. Dear Mariette,
    It is lovely . I adore you that you can crochet ! I don't know this art ,But my mom made me many head works like this ! Please ,care it !

  9. Prachtig !!....liefs Ria.....xxx...

  10. What a beautiful handkerchief Mariette! Such detail in your work. Wonderful!
    And bad karma to the person who stole your original bridal one! :(
    xo Catherine

  11. Mariette,
    magnífico work!!!!

    abraços de MF

  12. it's beautiful!!!!!!!!! a big kiss Lory

  13. I could not agree more with Elizabeth- " jeder Besuch bei dir ist ein Gewinn.".I remember the story about the theft of your handkerchief- I feel sorry for people who think they need to do this..how can you possibly enjoy something so beautiful if you know you got it through depriving someone of the things they love and are proud of...thankfully you had the skill to redo this - but obviously the sentimental connotation has gone and it will always hurt - a bit .And so undeserved- as you are such a giving person !!!Just reminds me a bit of the time I made a beautiful Christmas wreath and someone stole it from my front door - so shocking !!!

  14. The detail on your handkerchief is amazing! Very dainty and beautiful. When I was little, in England, getting a box of "hankies" was always one of my favorite things to receive at Christmas.

    How horrible that someone felt they had the right to steal the original, I can't even imagine...no conscience at all!

  15. Dear Mariette, this is so, so precious, so lovely! I admire your skill!

  16. Hola Mariette, es un pañuelo precioso. Un bonito trabajo y sobre todo muy especial. Es una pena que no tengas el tuyo. Mi hija se casa dentro de unos meses y veré si puedo disponer de tiempo para hacerle uno. Feliz día. Besos.

  17. Come è importante questo fazzolettino!E'molto bello!Baci,Rosetta

  18. It's beautiful, Mariette. It doesn't replace in sentiment and history what was stolen; so sorry that such a person showed up at your table that day. It's lovely and a fabulous talent and skill you have.

  19. There really are some light fingered sad types in the world....so sorry your wedding handkerchief was stolen. The current one is lovely, thanks for sharing. PS My mother crochets and has lots of crocheted edge hankies. She made 8 for my daughter's wedding party and also embroidered the intitials in each corner. They were beautiful. I posted about them a few weeks back if you would like to look at my blog.

  20. Hi Mariette!
    I love those handkerchief with the lovely pattern.
    And i must say about the gloves in your other post, like Jannice would in the tvshow friends "OH MY GOD" it´s amazing thate you have done them your self, hats of to you.
    Have a wonderfull thursday.
    Hug Anna

  21. Dearest Mariette,
    Oh, I really AM sorry for the original one! What a shame that someone had to do such a thing.
    I never had wedding handkerchief like this and I LOVE to have one♡♡♡ I wish I had your skill.
    Love and big hugs to you from east, xoxo Miyako*

  22. Querida Mariette.
    Mil gracias por todos tus mensajes, eres muy amable.
    El tapete es precioso!
    Muchos besos!!

    Los Mundos de Nika Vintage.

  23. Mooi gedaan Mariette, heel fijntjes!

    Lieve groetjes Janny

  24. Hello

    I really enjoyed getting to know your blog has a lot of variety of topics. This work is very chic, the embroidery is very beautiful and very delicate, I love this kind of work the crochet is beautiful. I love white linen embroidered with white and crochet also in white, by the way my blog can see the many works of this kind.

    Nice to meet you


  25. Liebe Mariette,
    die Spitzentaschentücher sind so wunderschön - ganz kostbar sehen sie aus - ich mag sie total gerne - hab auch von meiner Oma eins, dass ich hüte -

    liebe Grüße - Ruth

  26. Dear Mariette
    This is really beautiful, beautiful flowers and fits into the picture ...
    I'm glad about the talent and reward your niece from Holland.
    Creation is hard but the satisfaction is great when you look at the result.
    Thank you for visiting my blog!

    with love

  27. Awful that someone thought it was okay to walk away with your lovely lace handkerchief. A shame that the pieces weren't displayed in a way where that couldn't happen. As you said, you learned a lot from the experience. At least you were able to replicate the piece. Hope you are having a good day. Tammy

  28. Dearest Mariette, You never cease to amaze me. Had I tried to make such and intricately beautiful handkerchief, I would have pulled out all my hair. This is such detailed work and you have executed it beautifully. I am in awe of your talent.
    I would like to take hold of the dirty, rotten thief who stole you heirloom. I just can't understand people. Who could enjoy something they know is stolen and that meant so much to the original owner. I know I am railing on but it just makes me so angry. I am happy that you could reproduce the lovely handkerchief and it IS most beautiful.
    Love to you and Pieter,

  29. Hi Mariette,

    You do beautiful work :) I love it!


  30. Hello my dear friend, Mariette,
    Your bridal handkerchief is so beautiful, but it is a shame somebody stole the original one, I guess that was a very sad experience for you. But as a talented woman as you are, you could make a copy of that, and that is a treasure for you.
    Send you a huge hug,
    Con cariño, Laura :0)

  31. Hi Mariette,
    Oh my goodness this is beautiful and every stitch is so perfect. Such a lovely gift made with so much love. You needle work is amazing!
    Have a sweet day,

  32. Hei Mariette,

    Mooi die handwerkjes van jou! Wat kun jij mooi haken en dan ook nog met zo'n dun garen, petje af!
    Het ziet er prachtig uit.
    Ik heb de breienaalden nu ook omgeruild voor een haaknaald hihi.
    Ben nu bezig met een vestje, maar wel met een dikkere haaknaald en garen...

    Groetjes Sandy

  33. Looking at all those beautiful handkerchief! Makes me itch... thinking give up bloging and facebook to have more time do things i used to love... go back to my old days, my normal self... I used to knit and crochet crazy, if I have a mins free time, I will knit when I am not cooking. Do you still knit and crochet? O... I really wish you're my big sis... I can learn a lot from you. I will listen! Thank you for popping in my FB, sister! :-) Mei

  34. SO extraordinary! Just magnificent. I can't even imagine the intricacy.


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