Dainty Thread Crochet Purses
Strolling through antique shops and flea markets, my eyes are always on the lookout for a telltale hint of vintage crochet--perhaps it will be peeking out of a box under the table, or lying beneath a set of old china. These three pretty purses remind me of the days when ladies wore gloves and hats, and carried reticules. Two of the purses still have their original silk linings--doesn't the dark brown silk highlight the round purse's lace pattern beautifully?. If you're inspired to make your own lace purse, Free Vintage Crochet is an excellent resource for patterns. And if you're not experienced at working with such fine thread, why not try fingering weight or even thicker yarn? A lace bag made of worsted-weight cotton could even become your go-to farmer's market tote.
--Marina, Senior Editor