A couple of months ago I wrote about ‘gehaakte gordijntjes’ (crocheted curtains) that had been crocheted by my Oma and Mother and are still hanging in our kitchen window today.
These were very popular in The Netherlands in the 1970’s. On our recent holiday to The Netherlands I kept a look out for crocheted curtains still hanging in people’s homes and decided it would be fun to photograph them (much to the annoyance of my children when I kept stopping to take photographs!!)
And gosh there were so many! For any Dutch readers you may find these ‘gehaakte gordijntjes’ a little old fashioned but in England they were never popular or fashionable in the first place so for me the novelty has never worn off!
One of my favourites – a boat motif specially for a boat!
And some on a houseboat!
They can frame a window or door so beautifully. This one had a gorgeous sunset reflecting in the window too- stunning!
Aren’t they wonderful?! You can only be in The Netherlands and see so many windows and doors framed by crochet!
There’ll be one more Dutch holiday post next week – then I need to get my hook out and start crocheting for the International Diploma in Crochet once more.