Every hand-crocheted piece has a story. We've invited readers to share the stories behind the vintage hand-crocheted family heirlooms they own-- who made them, what makes them special. Being the caretaker of an heirloom is an important responsibility. Readers were also invited to discuss this aspect. They've shared advice about how to care for, store and display vintage crocheted treasures. We hope you'll benefit from the advice they have shared, and also that you will enjoy viewing their photos and reading their stories.
Share Your Heirlooms
In about 1980 I started a bedspread in #30 ecru thread. Because I hate dealing with thread ends, I actually crocheted the top in one piece even though the pattern called for filet squares. I carried …More
The handkerchief is composed of a very fine cotton fabric which is imprinted with a lace motif. My grandmother used variegated thread to edge the handkerchief with two rows of chained loops, the seco…More