HNW - development of crochet
Margo Lynn Hablutzel
Hablutzel at compuserve.com
Tue Jul 6 22:44:31 PDT 1999
>> Hello listers!
>> A friend and I have been having a discussion about early forms of
>> needlework. Can anyone give a definite date and place for when
>> crochet was developed? What type of hook was used? How about the
>> thread/yarn? Any info is appreciated.
Rumours abound, but it appears to be a 17th-Century form in the earliest
verifiable fashion. Begun as a cheaper and faster way to create lace than
bobbin or netting, most likely in cloisters (which sold the lace for
---= Margo Lynn
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