~DIY YARN SANTAS . . .
HURRAY, vintage DIY craft folk art !!
by ANONYMOUS WOMEN !!
with AWESOME . . SKILLS !!
vintage DIY / craft ornaments . . are the most fun, esp those that were done by hand-crochet, or hand-knit.
a lost art – in my humble opinion.
I’m sure these pieces – are bound for a folk art museum, one day.
vintage DIY hand-crochet Christmas ornament ?
with craft baby doll face . . boo hoo.
it’s about 8 inches in diameter. it’s made of synthetic craft yarn, which doesn’t necessarily mean it was made recently, or even way back in the 60s. it could be even earlier: 1940s, 50s.
“DuPont created the first acrylic fibers in 1941.” ~Wikipedia
one might be able to date it – via the soft plastic baby doll head.
found it last week in a Jersey thrift shop, for like a $1.50.
great hand / caft skills.
this Christmas ‘pot holder’, looks to be made by the same maker.
the crochet stitches are similar in size & tension, and the yarn is identical.
same wonderful DIY homemaker / craftsperson made these 2 pieces. they were kept safe and treasured and then, somehow they end up in a thrift shop.
well, at least they have a found a new home, to be loved & appreciated in.
this tiny ‘Santa’ Christmas tree, home-made yarn ornament . . looks to be made by another craftswoman, even though the yarn is similar, because of the difference in the ‘weight’ & tension of the crochet stitching. also, the googly craft eyes, make me feel it’s like . . 1960s, 70s ?
it’s amazing how mint condition, clean and perfect all these forgotten ‘folk art’ pieces are.
this little craft Santa is approx 5 inches in height, and about 3 inches wide at its middle.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH