biquinhos de crochet

biquinhos de crochet
[instagram] #maximalism > beautyfying everyday kitchen towels with crochet edgings is the pastime of choice of uncountable portuguese (older) women, thus keeping their hands busy at times once used for spinning, mending or knitting socks. large bold ‘joyful’ prints and bright yarns are always preferred over lighter ‘minimalistic’ palettes, discarded as too plain or simply ‘sad’.

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  1. I’ve plenty of these – bold, colourful ones from Grandma M and demure, elegant ones from Grandma H. I sometimes felt silly for all these house presents (and I still think that the huge handmade lace ones are a bit over the top) but having lost both my Grandmothers and having had my first flat, I felt comforted, not alone, and prepared. :)

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