I'm using the term "inheritance" very loosely here because it fits the letter "I" for the day, but I haven't really inherited anything, they're just on loan. Let's call it poetic license!
Way back (ALL the way to last fall!! eons ago, really) when I started attempting my Bead Crochet projects, I knew I would need a smaller hook. I picked one up when they were on sale, but I could tell it wasn't going to be small enough. That's when I remembered that my mom had a bunch of tiny hooks that belonged to my great-grandmother. I asked if I could borrow something for a little while, and she kindly gave me a little pouch.
What a bunch of treasures inside!
Little scissors, to be expected. Hmmm...wonder what that key fit? Is it still around?
Very intricate crochet hooks. They range from size 3 (at the bottom) to size 14 (at the top). I'm not sure if you can see how tiny that guy is, but I can't even imagine working with thread that small! 12 is the smallest size hook I've used so far. Aren't those carved ones beautiful? We didn't grow up with a lot of antiques around our house, so it's pretty exciting for me to use something that used to be in my great-grandmother's hands.
A tatting tool. She was apparently very good at it. Emily, is that what it's called or does it have an official name? There's even still thread on it. It's faintly possible that it was from my grandmother, but I doubt it. I'm pretty sure that she didn't do any tatting. My mom hasn't. So I'm pretty sure that was from Great-Grandma. The two items under/next to it are a mystery to me. My mom wondered if the bottom one was something for rugs?
Here's the little pouch that held everything. I don't even want to snap it closed anymore because the fabric is getting weak around it. I'm afraid I'll end up ripping it one of these days. At the bottom was another mystery to me until my mom looked it up one day. They really do go together, even though the metals don't look like they would. The brighter silver piece says The "Wristlet" Crochet Ball Holder.
This is how it works:
Also included (though not pictured) was a tiny ID bracelet from when my big brother was born! I wonder how that got in there?
Do you have any treasures from previous crafters in your family? I'd love to hear about them!