Which Stitch Markers Are Best

When I first took up crochet I didn't have any stitch markers, I didn't even know stitch markers existed. It wasn't long before I knew about them and I learnt the value of using stitch markers, aka stitch savers. That first frustrating experience of when a project accidentally unravels because there's nothing holding onto the stitch to stop it coming undone or your crochet circle grows in ways it isn't supposed to and the worth of this tiny tool became obvious very quickly. But there are so many styles of stitch marker to choose from, locking, circle, coil-less, plastic, safety pins, thread, 3D printed... does it really make a difference which one you use? Is it just how pretty they are? I walk you through a dozen different stitch markers from items you have lying around your home to the fancy artisan styles. I share with you what features to look for and those that don't really hold up to the task.

Beaded Clutch Purse

My lovely neighbour, a dear old lady, gave me this satin beaded clutch purse today. I think it is rather lovely and could be repaired.

I asked her how old it was and she told me it was at least 30 years old. I have a fairly good idea of how old it truly is. When do you think it might have been made? 

Beaded Clutch Purse

Beaded Clutch Purse

satin lined beaded clutch purse

Beaded Clutch Purse missing beads show it has been well loved


Beaded clutch, if the beads could matched the purse could be repaired
Beaded Clutch - if the beads could matched the purse could be repaired

Beaded clutch, if the beads could matched the purse could be repaired

Beaded clutch, the opening has a lovely scollop edge

Beaded clutch - close up of bead detail work

Beaded Clutch Purse



Comments

  1. This is such a lovely beaded clutch, and I'm sure you can repair it. I'm thinking from the 50s?

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    1. It's rather pretty isn't it? I'll reveal the date next week.

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  2. Hi Stella, I a no expert, but to me that purse looks a lot older than thirty years old. I would take a guess at the 1920's. I'll be interested to know!

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    1. It would look lovely with those 1920's beaded beauties wouldn't it? It's not 1920's though.

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  3. That is a gorgeous purse! I'd say 1920s or so as well. That kind of thing just reminds me of that era.

    I don't remember my grandmothers having anything like those purses - they were much more functional women.

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    1. Well, I guess this sort of purse would be something you would keep stored away nicely and only pull out on special occassions.

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  4. This looks incredible! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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