Suggestions for Fairs and Bazaars
Star Book No. 98
The American Thread Company, c. 1953
“Lantern Pot Holder“
Clearly, the original pattern intends this ornament to function as a potholder, but I’m not so good with conformity. No, I wanted mine to light up, so I added a strand of battery operated fairy lights. The control switch is external and hidden in back. I also added a tassel. The longer I worked, the more it reminded me of a Chinese Lantern, so in the spirit of fortune cookies, I tucked a note inside and sealed it shut.
To make an Irish Crochet Motif or Sachet: Work two (2) hexagon and add liner, stuff with small amount of cotton or add scent and stitch together; like a pillow. This could even be turned into a coin purse if lined and adding a button or zippered top.