Help dating crochet purse with lucite/plastic handle

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by laurenm, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. laurenm

    laurenm Registered Guest

    Hi Everyone,
    Wondering if this is 40s or 50s maybe?
    Thanks for any help.
    Lauren
     

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  2. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage Trade Member

    It's lovely. I'm thinking it's a 40s gimp crochet with celluloid handle, but wait for the purse experts to weigh in.
     
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  3. claireshaeffer

    claireshaeffer Trade Member

    I have one that is similar with wooden handles that was my mothers. Interesting to think it might be 40s. I'll look for it.
     
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  4. bycinbyhand

    bycinbyhand Trade Member

  5. Linn

    Linn Trade Member

    1930s - I agree with Laura that the handle is celluloid. I have two very similar pieces in my collecton.
     
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  6. amandainvermont

    amandainvermont Trade Member

    I didn't realize they were kits - that explains why we find them fairly often.
     
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  7. laurenm

    laurenm Registered Guest

    Thanks everyone. I have seen these listed as 'popcorn crochet' . Is that a 'technical' term and are there others (along with gimp crochet?)?
     
  8. Linn

    Linn Trade Member

    I have seen it referred to as "Popcorn Crochet." I think that is a correct term.
     
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  9. bycinbyhand

    bycinbyhand Trade Member

    My grandmother and her best friend LuLu saved up their money to buy them at the Five and Dime and made them on long train trips.
     
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  10. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage Trade Member

    The gimp simply refers to the cording, while the stitch is 'popcorn' as you've noted.
     
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  11. Linn

    Linn Trade Member

    I have two of these - both navy:



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    The pattern/design of the crocheted gimp is a little different on each of them but it's hard to see in the photos.
     
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  12. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage Trade Member

  13. laurenm

    laurenm Registered Guest

    OMG the cutest!!!
     
  14. Linn

    Linn Trade Member

    I know. I HAD to buy it!!!

    Thanks! I agree.
     
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  15. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

    Yes as Laura says popcorn is the name of that particular crochet stitch.
     
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  16. amandainvermont

    amandainvermont Trade Member

    Oh yes Linn - the scotty dog handle is wonderful.
     
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  17. I have a few also. Unfortunately, most that I run across now, the handle has disinterested from time since it was celluloid.
     

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