Quartet of Quirky Roosters


These tiny inserts, each  barely an inch across, were almost overlooked as scraps in a bag of old machine  lace.  Certainly they demonstrate that even beginning with the same pattern no two pieces of handmade lace ever are truly identical.  

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We'll never know if these were made by different lacemakers, or the same lacemaker on different days in different moods.  Each has its own personality.

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Here's the chubby walker



Then there is …oops …no  feet!

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Bad hair day?


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And finally, Jumping for joy!


Kat stitch lacemakers -- what will yours look like?


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Posted August 17, 2013




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