I was volunteering at the library sorting donated books and noticed this vintage 1970s craft book in the discard box. The cover make it yourself–the uncapitalized title, the orange-red color pallet, the gorpy haircuts—“Ah!” I thought, “A Keeper!”– Pure dee, back-to-the-land era, do-it-yourself gold.
I paged through it quickly and found that it had not the usual granny square vests, odd-looking stuffed animals, and chunky hat and scarf sets but some really nice lace and thread-work patterns.
I’d been looking for some new curtains for the backdoor, but didn’t like the machine-made net I was finding, so this project caught my eye. I decided, why not make my own curtains? I figured I could lengthen them with one of the lace edgings if needed.
One person’s trash is indeed another’s treasure! Begonia