17 November 2008

Well I'll be ........ jiggered!

I found this little purse that I made from my original Mrs Beeton's Book of Needlework. I would've tatted this some probably thirty/forty years ago!!

I found it when I was 'tidying up' Well, not really tidying - more rummaging through stuff, don't worry!

As you can see the thread has yellowed. I may, just may re-do this again one day as I remember that it was tatted with a Twilley's thread and I don't and never did like that thread. It was probably all I could get at that time.

The clasp is probably very old as my gran gave it to me and it was old then.


Gina said...

Oh, and see you were crazy about beads then too! Adorable. I have some small clasp purses like that that I keep picking up with the idea of refurbishing. Haven't yet, but it's on my "list".

Stephanie said...

That is pretty! I love that clasp, but I think all those beads would make me go bonkers. How did you fit them all on the shuttle?

Tattycat said...

This is beautiful. What a lovely find!

Jane Eborall said...

Welll, Steph, I'm not sure how I did get them all onto the shuttle. It's a shuttle only pattern too. I used to use a Milward shuttle in those days and they hold quite a lot. I think there's a shuttle somewhere in this house loaded with thread and beads and ready to do another purse to replace the tatting on that one but I haven't seen it for a few (cough, cough, splutter, splutter) years!!!!

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, Jane.

Ridgewoman said...

Oh, I love little bags. This is just darling and finding somethng after (cough cough splutter) time passes is so much fun.
X Bev

Carol Schockling Lawecki said...

That is such a cute little purse. It looks like tiny thread and millions of beads too! You are so creative and this is just another example of it. Have a great day!!

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