This blog was created to tie in with the exhibition of my linens held at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Vic. from August 29 to September 16, 2012. The collection is still growing, so this blog will be updated on a regular basis as I accumulate more items. Many of these are either partially complete, or not embroidered at all. I accquire my linens from a variety of sources including opshops, garage sales, eBay, and people who know I have a passion for vintage embroidery.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Semco novelty designs - table cloths.
Semco produced a large range of linens in the category of 'novelty designs'. Some of them used images from countries around the world such as these cloths with a Mexican flavour. Semco's kits included machine-made crocheted edge for the cloths, but some people chose to hand crochet their cloths, with remarkable differences in the style of crochet, as you can see on these two cloths. If readers of this blog can identify any of these patterns as not being Semco designs, I would greatly appreciate your comments at the end of these posts!