Sunday 17 July 2011

Marigold Edging Handkerchief

I get there in the end...  Do you remember the sneak-peak back in February (that IS a long time ago!)...  Well, it finally got finished tonight.  I got tired of seeing this poor abandoned hanky with only one side left to attach.  To be honest I nearly took it all apart as I had some problems with my crochet edging on this one - the fine edge started to pull apart when I inserted the crochet and nearly came to a complete disaster!  So it's not as good as I would like it to be but here it is anyway.

Couldn't even get a good photo either!

Tried with flash...

and here's the whole thing, it's quite a large hanky!  
Well, larger that my usual ladies' hankies (35cm x 35cm)

I'm happy with the lace itself and the colours are good, was only a bit disappointed in the attachment part.  Where it looks a bit "wobbly" around the flowers is because there is actually a bit of a scallop going on around there.

Anyway, pleased to have one more WIP out of the basket and no longer IP!

Best wishes,


  1. Even if you don't like the pictures, I can tell your edging is beautiful! It's such a good feeling to get those WIPs done, isn't it?
    Nice work :)


  2. This is eye-catching, exquisite lacework. You should be bursting with pride! It was well worth the wait.

  3. Very pretty! I do wonder about attaching lace to older or finer hankies. I haven't figured out how to attach the edging with crochet yet. I guess I've been a little to lazy to put much thought into it.

  4. Hello Frivole,I knew your blog via Intatters, it's very nice. I realised that you tatted a Jan Stawacz doily i'm making, and you're right it's a bit annoing, jejejeje, but beautiful. I love your patterns, i'll try Quatrain soon and from this moment i follow you!! (scuse me formy english i'm not english speaker)

  5. Very pretty, no matter how you attached it!
    Fox : )

  6. I think you did a really good job on the edging and the hanky as a whole! It's beautiful!

  7. I think you did a lovely job, no matter if the hanky was not straight in places who cares the result is beautiful.
    well done

  8. I was wondering about this piece!

    You did an exquisite job, way to go. I love your use of colour, and how it works with the hanky.

  9. This turned out very pretty Frivole! I'm glad it didn't stay abandoned!


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