Annekata has a tutorial to make these hand stitched ornaments – she says: It looks much more complicated than it is and with a little practice, you can make a few and join them together for necklaces, or use them as christmas tree ornaments. They also make unique gift tags. [thanks ina for the link]
Linn shows how how to make lavender water and what you can use it for.
Francesca has a rescued vintage crochet edging pattern.
I found a worn linen towel at a flea market here in Italy, with gorgeous crochet edging; the towel had the signs of wear and careful mending that showed it had brought pleasure and beauty to someone’s house for many years. I decided to rescue the crochet pattern so that it may continue to do so, ideally in many other households.
This Pajaki (polish folk art made from paper, wool and yarn) is made by resurrection fern is so light and lovely. Find out more here.
thank you to pin tangle for pointing me to the antique pattern library – lots of lovely downloadable patterns that are now out of copyright. (image below is from Les Fables de La Fontaine.) As well as needlework, there is crochet, knitting, and sewing patterns – books and booklets – fantastic resource.