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Welcome to Antiquebeginnings. I love creating one of a kind crocheted items. In my shop you will find items for your babies, gifts, housewares such as dish clothes or afghans, or even something for yourself such as a shawl.
I was born and raised in South Carolina have been crocheting for many years. South Carolinian's' are well known to be mannerly people, and very dedicated hard workers. I thank God for my abilities everyday and the support of my husband who backs me in all my endeavors to create.
I also love working from antique patterns for many of my items. I find my antique patterns in local antique shops and find that in years past the writers of these patterns most likely didn't get much for creating them. Some of them sold for only 10 cent at the time they were published and they were sold in local dime stores along with embroidery kits and knitting supplies. There are many…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 30
  • Joined February 9, 2011

Favorite materials

Cotton, Soft Yarns, vintage patterns, buttons, ribbons, and hand crochet edgings

About

Welcome to Antiquebeginnings. I love creating one of a kind crocheted items. In my shop you will find items for your babies, gifts, housewares such as dish clothes or afghans, or even something for yourself such as a shawl.
I was born and raised in South Carolina have been crocheting for many years. South Carolinian's' are well known to be mannerly people, and very dedicated hard workers. I thank God for my abilities everyday and the support of my husband who backs me in all my endeavors to create.
I also love working from antique patterns for many of my items. I find my antique patterns in local antique shops and find that in years past the writers of these patterns most likely didn't get much for creating them. Some of them sold for only 10 cent at the time they were published and they were sold in local dime stores along with embroidery kits and knitting supplies. There are many differences in the patterns that are antique and the patterns of today. For one we have made many improvements. One is that the patterns of today give a stitch count, whereas the antique ones were based on common sense and trial and error. Now I pay top dollar for these old patterns. I also visit local needle-craft shops for materials to work with and have been told to hold on to these patterns because they are only going to be more valuable because they won't be sold in local shops any more. By viewing and following the old patterns I can achieve a new item with the antique look.

The best in life comes from learning the past, and improving. At the same time preserving what is loved is foremost. The best is creating new crochet items from old patterns, and I will even say that they are just a little better, because I created them and they weren't mass produced. Being successful at my hobby is important to me. I hope that will shine through in my work. I pray that you choose a favorite to love, then to buy and keep a new item from my shop. Remember that New can become a cherished heirloom in the future.

If any of you have questions, Please send me a conversation. I love communicating with each of the shoppers here on Etsy and like I've always heard, the most valuable antique is an old friend. I welcome the curious onlookers too.
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One of my favorite quotes is , “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
― Henry Ford

When I am not crocheting, I love to spend time with my creative family. My two children Anna and Eric, their children and spouses are always in my heart and mind. And my husband Billy whose support for my craft and our families is boundless..

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