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Gift for Valentine’s Day

Gift for Valentine’s Day! Do you like to receive gifts? I am sure that you like it very much, as I do! However, I love giving gifts too. Like I’m a real fairy. Soon Valentine’s Day. This is such a sweet holiday. Of course, this is a day dedicated to love. And the traditional symbol of love is the heart. So, this little heart I will send to the winner of today’s contest. This very cute gift .

Gift for Valentine's Day
Gift for Valentine’s Day

Conditions of the competition “Gift for Valentine’s Day”

1. Subscribe to my blog.

2. Leave a comment on this post.

3. The winner will be determined by drawing lots. First place – tatting heart in resin.

4.Also, subscribers who write the first ten comments will receive a personal 20% discount on the purchase of any item from the section “Tatting in resin”.

ย The draw will be held ONLY among blog subscribers. You can subscribe in the window on the right of this post page. Announcement of the competition results on January 31th. So, if you want to receive cute keychain, hurry up!

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Lace collars for the dress

Lace collars for the dress. Yes, as the name suggests, today I want to talk โ€ฆ about time! What is the relationship between time and collars? Ah, these are my associations! Perhaps you will agree with me. But read my post to the end, please! If you like it, subscribe and leave comments. Philosophical thoughts are welcome! ๐Ÿ™‚

At first – about the collars. I found a very interesting and instructive article on this topic:

Collar (clothing)

In clothing, a collar is the part of a shirt, dress, coat or blouse that fastens around or frames the neck. Among clothing construction professionals, a collar is differentiated from other necklines such as revers and lapels, by being made from a separate piece of fabric, rather than a folded or cut part of the same piece of fabric used for the main body of the garment. A collar may be permanently attached to the main body of the garment (e.g. by stitching) or detachable.

You can read this Wikipedia article. Many different types of collars, many illustrations.

There are also lace collars. Ah, gentle, delicate handmade lace! Great lace collars were worn in the second quarter of the 17th century, and also a little later, in the Victorian era.

But everything in history repeats itself. In fashion history, too, of course! And at the beginning of the 21st century, we are pleased to wear what our ancestors liked so much! Including large lace collars for the dress.

Tatting lace collars for the dress
Tatting lace collars for the dress

How fleeting is the time! We are always in a hurry, afraid to be late. How expensive is every minute of our lives! I am mentally immersed in the atmosphere of antiquity when I create my lace collars. This is a “time travel” ritual. For me, anyway. And time stops! I forget about food and water when I immerse myself in the magical world of lace. I stop following the flow of time around me. ๐Ÿ™‚ And then comes the wonderful moment of completion. Now the lace collar is ready to meet with the usual dress. This meeting always creates the perfect outfit!

So, take a few minutes of your time and watch a short video, please! I supplemented this slide show with the magnificent music of Mozart. Hope this creates a suitable atmosphere!

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