I frequently use fabric, notions and patterns from my grandmothers stash. It is absolutely unyielding. She used to work at a lace mill, as did most of her girlfriends and her sister. It seems that my grandmother is the only one out of them to have any children or grandchildren who sew, so I am slowly being given all their stashes too. My own stash is already a little out of control.
So I was recently offered some lace that belonged to my grandmothers sister. I expected maybe one good sized box. About an hour ago it was dropped off at my house. I can’t handle it. It’s like 3 containers that would fit my entire body comfortably. If I sewed every day for the rest of my life I do not think I could use it all.
So I have about 100 pound of every kind of lace imaginable. It’s very disorganized. Some of it has pieces that are a little stained or off color, but most is in remarkably good condition. There’s trim as well as huge pieces. As far as age, it seems to range from the 40’s to the early 90’s. Most of it is white, it would be really great for dyeing. Colored lace is big right now.
I’m sure someone would be just delighted with this. I suppose I could sell it on Etsy, but it’s just overwhelming and I don’t want to wash it all and organize it all. Would anyone like some? Maybe for the cost of shipping or trade me for something I don’t have ungodly amounts of.
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thank you sewingfan. I’ll focus on complete looks, good idea :))