Filet crochet source
September 20, 2010 11:52 AM   Subscribe

I am looking for a source for filet crochet valances like this one. Not looking for patterns, just finished items. I've seen these with a variety of figural shapes in kitchen windows all over Europe but can't find them the US.
posted by skidoom to Home & Garden (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Have you looked in Country Curtains?
posted by maryr at 12:05 PM on September 20, 2010

Best answer: Sometimes people sell those on etsy. "Valance" doesn't turn up a whole lot of results, but "filet crochet" does. Here's one, here's another.
posted by bewilderbeast at 12:07 PM on September 20, 2010

Best answer: I have an old (undated, probably ~2001) paper catalog from the Saro Trading Company that lists some crochet valances with figural motifs. They are wholesalers and their website requires registration before you can request a catalog, so maybe it's not very useful, but maybe you can find someone with a business license to look into this for you.

(Note: insanely cheap prices, would be a little higher now 10 years later, but $35 for 5 yards of 6" wide almost-certainly-handmade filet crochet means slaved over by some underpaid Third World person. Dunno how you feel about that. Maybe it's time to take up a new hobby and make your own? Filet crochet is very easy!)
posted by Quietgal at 3:34 PM on September 20, 2010

There are a lot of handmade options on etsy.
posted by wansac at 3:39 PM on September 20, 2010

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