HNW - Irish crochet newbie
ldownward at chori.org
Wed Jan 3 08:50:28 PST 2001
I have all the Dover ones (again at home - I can see that I have to move
this list to my home computer) and love them all. Most simply have the
term Irish lace crochet in the title. Some are basic instructional, some
set my creative juices working. I'm going to have to look for the Ondori
books. I've seen basic crochet ones, but I've never seen one for Irish
>I have some patterns but have never tried the Irish crochet. Would you be
>willing to list the Dover books you have?
>Oh, I have tried a couple of versions of the basic rose and loved it.
>I'm a big fan of the Ondori books. I started buying them when they first
>came out but don't recall a Irish crochet one.
>> There are some basic Dover reprints (all at home, I'm sorry) that
>> >will give you a million versions of the basic rose, leaf stem medallion
>> >patterns and show you how to connect them to make what you want.
>> >One of my books shows a bodice and walking skirt from about 1900
>> >all in Irish lace. Mind boggling!
>> I didn't mention all the books I already have on Irish crochet, mostly
>> Dover. And I picked up another one at the same place I got the hook,
>> because it charted everything. (How easy can you get?) That's where I've
>> been looking for non-traditional patterns.
>> BTW, the Ondori books, all in Japanese, are the best crochet books
>> anywhere. They chart all the stitches, and have tons of clear
>> and explicit
>> pictures. They're so good you don't have to read Japanese to 'get it'.
>> >May I offer a bunch of links?
>> Woo hoo! I will go there as soon as I can. Thanx.
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