A Hot (Lacey) Mess!

By Judith
 on August 10, 2012

I had recently been given a stash of vintage lace and trims, some of which were still in their original packaging.

Some if it had become discoloured and stained over time, so I unravelled the lot, and washed them on a 'delicates' cycle.

This is what they looked like after being in the tumble dryer!

Clean and fluffy, but incredibly tangled!

So while watching team GB completely fluff the 4 x 100m this evening, I unravelled, untangled and made sweet little balls of lace!

What I should really be doing with these next is ironing them out and re-carding them.  But after spending 4 hours helping the oldest teenager gut her bedroom today (4 bin bags later!) I have run out of steam! 

They are safely back in their vintage tin, and I just know I won't ever get around to re-carding them.  That doesn't mean I don't have lots of plans for these lovelies - they will most certainly get used!

Tomorrow is my first of two 'Christmas in August' open workshops.  I briefly thought about bringing in the Christmas cd and tinsel, but I just can't bear it! But I am looking forward to seeing what Christmas delights folks decide to make!

Hope you've had a great end to the week!

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