Flowers were popular in the filet crochet of the early twentieth century.
The redrawn graphs and the detailed instructions in this book are easy to follow. The stories of Mary’s life, work and the social history of the era may appeal to general readers.
The large afternoon cloths which were Mary’s best work include the Garden, Convolvulus (part of which is shown), Anemone, Pansy & Bees and Tulip designs.
The other large everyday ones, were the Poinsettia and Waratah cloths, along with one simply called Afternoon Tea cloth.
Smaller cloths include the Periwinkle & Maidenhair Fern, the Bridge Table cover, the Supplejack and the Single Dahlia designs.
The Wisteria centre and mats form a luncheon set and the Butterfly and Jasmine sets have a large oval or rectangular mat and two smaller circular or square mats. The small square mat of the Jasmine set is shown on this page.
The two cushion covers are the Gippsland Vine & Flannel Flower and the ‘Bluebird for Happiness’ designs.
Other smaller items are the matching traycloth and teacosy cover in the Garden series, the Fuchsia breadcloth, the Iris scarf end, the popular Poppy chairback and a group of small Primrose, Nasturtium, Tea-tree and Thistle centrepieces and doyleys.
Other smaller items are the matching traycloth and teacosy cover in the Garden series, the Fuchsia breadcloth, the Iris scarf end, the popular Poppy chairback shown on this page and a group of small Primrose, Nasturtium, Tea-tree and Thistle centrepieces and doyleys.
The Supplejack yoke and sleeves for a nightgown is the only wearable item.