Wednesday, March 7, 2012
About a month or so ago Mary Corbet had a wonderful article on coronation cord and how it was disappearing from use and could hardly be found anywhere. She did say that Lacis in Calif. had some and that was about the only place she had found it.
I thought I would order some to try it but just never got around to it being busy with my contemporary embroidery classes.
Last week I was lucky enough to pick up a few linens at our usual thurs. morning market. What intrigued me so much is that the doiley had been crocheted around coronation cord and a second piece had used the cord as a design along with embroidery.
Friday morning I read Mary's newsletter she posts daily and again she is talking about the cord. She had ordered some from Lacis called white but when received it it had beige threads around the tops. I was very glad I had not wasted my money.
There were 2 identical doilys and 1 possible dresser scarf. I bought them and the scarf didn't intrigue me except for the cord. That afternoon I sat and unpicked the cord (it had been hand basted down) and from one end I had about 2 yards of white cord. I still have 2 other areas to unpick and will do that and then use some in my new embroidery class.
I tried to get a real closeup of the doiley so you can see how wonderfully this person crocheted around the cording to come up with this beautiful piece.