This set of seven charming animal and insect insertions—a happy dog, busy bees, a butterﬂy, a mother duck and duckling swimming along, an owl, a pony, and a pair of playful cats—were designed by Ethel Herrick Stetson in 1912.
This pretty Rose Insertion works well as a corner as shown, and includes a pointed Rose Bud Lace Edging to match. Originally designed by Emma Boardman in 1920, it’s suitable for many purposes, and the lace edging and insertion may be used separately or in combination.
This design is very attractive and versatile. In ﬁne thread, the lace and insertion will be a very pretty trim for skirts, slips or other similar garments, and a yoke is easily arranged to match. Heavier thread makes a handsome stripe, with lace border, for a bedspread.
Designed by Olive Ashcroft in 1930, this novel design is an excellent imitation of the Nottingham lace, a favorite of days gone by, the background resembling the crackle-stitch in Battenberg-work, and affording a very pleasing change from the usual filet crochet spaces, while no more difficult to
A Greek Key and natural scallops enhance the morning glories in this wide lace edge, originally designed by M. Pintner in 1927. The scallops are made as you go with easy increases and decreases, with no need for an additional edge.
Any attractive wide insertion in ﬁlet crochet may be combined with ribbon of the same width to make a very pretty door panel or curtain. Make the outside strips the longest, and the center strip the shortest, with the length of the strips gradually decreasing.
I was amazed to ﬁnd out that a friend’s grandmother was 83 years old. She didn’t look a day over 60. She spent a lot of time working in her garden in the sunshine, but she always wore a wide-brim hat and long sleeves to protect her skin.