Wildlife Snuggery Crochet Hanging Basket

Meet Leilani a Possum in the care of Kinjarling Marsupial Rescue.  When this Snuggery was hung in her enclosure Leilani was quick to snuggle up in it and that is how these crochet hanging baskets came to be called a "Snuggery".

Wildlife Snuggery Crochet Pattern

Trying Valenciennes Net Ground

In my last post I talked about why I think bobbin lace techniques were used to make Eleanora's cauls. 
Here are my first attempts to make the same net - I had to wait until I had made enough bobbins, I have used 10 pairs here.


Not too bad for a first attempt, the meshes are too big, about a square inch, and I'm not happy with the intersections.


Second attempt. I am much happier with the mesh size, about 3/4 inch . I've used a different technique at the intersections and they look a lot better. Now I've just got to learn about increases, decreases and finishing sewing the ends in and I'll be ready to try my hand at a caul.



Comments

  1. Beautiful! I do not have the patience for bobbin lace.

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    1. I didn't think I would either but I've found I really enjoy it and that it goes faster then I thought it might.

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  2. Very interesting. This is a craft I've never tried before.

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    1. It looked so daunting the first time I came across it in my needlework encyclopaedia but it turned out to be much simpler then figuring out the description.

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