My mother recently came across this blanket that her grandmother made for her. It’s spent many years in an attic and is somewhat worse for wear.
We were looking at it last night and trying to figure out what could be done to either restore it or repurpose it, and it occurred to me that my online community might have some experience with this, or at least some great ideas!
- My mother says her grandmother only used wool, and the amount of felting in this blanket seems to bear that up.
- On the other hand, some colors have survived largely intact, while others are nearly entirely eaten through. That suggests to me that some of the colors might have had synthetic content?
- The squares appear to have been crocheted together at the end with a slip stitch (I think? I’ve never done that myself, so I can’t be sure) rather than sewn together or done join-as-you-go style.
I could probably make some new squares and insert them where the old, damaged squares were. Or we could cut it up and use the pieces for different things (I thought of a scarf, or a pillow).
What do you think? Any creative ideas?