Saving Crochet Swatches for Posterity

We noticed this post about how to save pieces of antique crochet--or even your favorite new design and color work, by embedding the swatch in resin. You can then make them into jewelry or other mementos.

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  • http://www.carmi.ca Carmi

    Thank you very much for postin my sample!
    Carmi

  • Maureen

    This is a wonderful idea! I have a friend who just cherishes her family crochet projects, and want to preserve them in some unique way. Thanks you for the information.

  • Linda Tidwell

    I loved the idea of resin. But...I have items that my mom put away for 50+ years not stored properly. All of them are cotton thread, spotted with unknow things. How can I clean these without breaking threads,or making things worse?

  • http:// Zontee

    Hi Linda,

    Try entering terms like "vintage lace care" into your search engine of choice and checking out the many different guides that are available online. One that I found on Google, with some good tips, was:
    http://www.mygrannysatticantiques.com/html/caring_for_vintage_textiles.htm

    Hope that helps!

    ~Zontee~