Koniak├│w Lace

Visiting the Polish mountains for the first time, I came to the village of Koniak├│w in Beskid ┼Ül─ůski mountain range in Silesian, southern Poland. The village is primarily known for its tradition of intricate┬álace-making, which is more than 150 years old. Koniak├│w laces are handmade by┬ácrocheting cotton thread, using motifs inspired by nature. Lace motifs are worked separately, then connected to form larger pieces. The lace additions began appearing in pillows, shirts, blouses, and tablecloths around 1900 and is still exists today. I visited the Museum of Koniak├│w Lace then and bought this increadible serviette, because I’m an addicted crocheter interested in various lace crocheting techniques. I think, this serviette will be the best decoration in my house this Christmas.

Christmas Decorations

After completed my biggest and most difficult stitching, I decided to finish some of the projects, I’ve started and put in a drawer, and it turned out, that I have a lot of them. So, the first I’ve finished today is Christmas hanging decor from Orchidea Kit. This Kit contains plastic canvas, presorted MC thread, white-black chart and a needle. Two pictures from this Kit were completed earlier and they are in Newcastle, with my daughter. The last two will be here, in Warsaw, with me. So, I’d like to present you pictures of the Kit itself, the process and completed decoration:

This Decoration is 12 cm x 8,5 cm / 4,7 in x 3,1 in and can be used as a Christmas Tree or wall hanging decoration, as a bookmark, even for a Christmas card making or as Christmas Gift Tag, and in many other ways, I believe.

Review

One more review on our Wood Duck or Carolina Duch cross stitch pattern! Thank you for such lovely words ­čÖé

We have two more Duck’s pattern at StitchersLand : Mandarin Duck and Ruddy Shelduch cross stitch patterns, and we plan to have more of them.