Remember that set of hand towels I bought at Bed Bath & Beyond a couple weeks ago? Well I've been working on sprucing them up a bit. A couple years ago a friend gave me a bunch of vintage hand crocheted pillowcase lace her grandmother had made many, many years ago. I was thrilled to get it and even more thrilled to finally get to put it to use.
Pillows and pillowcases are larger than they were when this lace was made so most of it is too small to add to new pillowcases unless I make them myself, which I just may do, but I also had the idea of adding some of the lace to some hand towels.
Another hand stitched project. Just perfect for me to work on while enjoying a movie or TV show in the evening.
I washed the towels first because they are 100% cotton. Then I used my machine to stitch the ends of the lace before I cut it so it wouldn't unravel. Once that was done and pinned in place I used thread doubled over and a sharp needle to make tiny even stitches and sew it onto the ends of the towel.
Another fun project in the books and some beautifully handcrafted lace that will continue to be enjoyed for many years to come. I'm so glad my dear friend thought to give this to me.
Do you have lace like this in your linen closet? Don't you just love it?