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Old 09-23-2012, 11:05 PM   #11
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Unbelievable. So beautiful and labour intensive. Are they for sale? I just wonder whether they were made as an artistic expression or with some commercial or practical purpose?
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:10 AM   #12
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Holy moly, those are beautiful! Your mom is very talented.
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These are all just amazing. They definitely belong in a museum somewhere.

This reminds me of some of the intricate work you see in patterns from the early 1900s. You can see lots of these in the online Antique Pattern Library (http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/). You have to sort through their patterns to find the ones that are specifically for crochet (they also cover tatting, knitting, cross stitch, embroidery, and other types of antique crafts), but there are lots of crochet patterns--and some really gorgeous Irish crochet motifs that you and your mom might enjoy looking at.

Thanks so much for sharing all these pictures. It was so much fun to click through each of these and see what masterpiece your mom had created!
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Unbelievable. So beautiful and labour intensive. Are they for sale? I just wonder whether they were made as an artistic expression or with some commercial or practical purpose?
She does indeed want to sell them somewhere, that's always a plus.

Also, thank you for all the compliments. She really appreciates it.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:04 PM   #15
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Just breathtaking! Makes me tear up. I wish I could make something like that for my niece to wear on her wedding day someday. I have two boys so she's the only one I have to make a veil or train for.
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Oh, my. Looks very similar to some of the dresses I've seen in museums. Beautiful work, completely takes my breath away.
I be scared to wear something so elegant.

ETA: I just realized you posted more pics.
Can someone please pinch me, or drop an anvil on my head, or throw me off a cliff or something? I am in utter amazement and awe.
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These are truly works of art, each one so unique. Your mother is an artist.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:46 AM   #18
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I'm assuming all the photos are different views of the same dress, yes?

This dress is phenomenal. It looks like a $10,000 'vintage' wedding gown! Breath taking!

The detail work looks like tatting, is that correct?
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ArtLady: Yes, the first link is a picture of the entire dress (from that picture, you can then click anywhere on the dress and get a close-up view).

If you scroll down, though, you will see links to lots more dresses. And, again, the first link for all of these takes you to a picture of the entire dress.

I didn't see any tatting. It looked like it's all crocheted to me, but I could be wrong!
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Well, it's been my understanding that tatting is a form of crochet, usually done with teensy crochet hooks. But I could be wrong.

Yeah, I clicked on ALL the links! Twice over. My eyes were bugging outa my head!

I've never seen anything lovelier!
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