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Lily Mills

Lilly Mills began operation in the early 1900's in Shelby, NC.   They quickly became a major supplier of thread and yarns within the United States.  The mill discontinued production in 1980, completing shutting down, merging operation through other locations.   Between the 1930's and 1970's, more than 70 knit and crochet pattern books were issued promoting their products.    I have only a small collection of their books at this time, which I'll add to the site as I go through the year.  

             crocheted-bedspreads-lily-book-102.jpg       Vintage Crochet Bedspread Pattern in square blocks and panels, vintage 1935