Things to do with old crocheted lace

Since I now have piles and piles of old lace, I thought I would share some fun things to do with old bits and bobs over a series of weekly posts.  I’m totally hooked on Downton Abbey and am finding more and more uses for lacey bits around the house.

If you are obsessed with old lace like I am, and wonder what to do with the ever growing piles, I hope you enjoy these!

My first usage is to make an easy lariat style necklace out of it.  You could add beads to the ends, or use a scarf slide to hold it together, but here I have just tied a simple knot.  This one is made from a wonderful 36 inch long skinny pillowcase edge.