Vintage crochet top beginning to unravel...
is dipped into wet clay
and successfully transformed
into a treasured new ceramic vase !
For this project I had been experimenting with cotton string
dipped in liquid clay and attached as a design element to a piece,
it was quite fun and successful.
So when a favorite vintage crochet top was beginning to unravel
and I didn't have the matching yarn to repair it
I chose to repurpose it.
I began by cutting off a bell shaped scalloped edge sleeve
that I could shape into a design over a tall vase form,
and having covered it in slip I then carefully pulled it up over the wet clay form.
Next I gathered the raw edges of the top of the sleeve
and created a base to tuck them inside of and give it a finished look.
The inside and base were glazed after the first firing to make it water tight
but I chose not to add glaze on top of the crochet section on this one.
I wanted it to still have the look and texture of
the original cotton top.
Some may say this is an example of repurposing at its best,
I am thrilled with the end result !
and grateful to share the joy!