Carolyn Kayta Barrows
kayta at frys.com
Sun Nov 2 22:23:09 PST 2003
>This reminded me That I've been wanting to ask if anyone has managed to
>document crochet before the late 1700s. A while back I read that it was
>the earliest so far.
Is there a piece of actual crochet from before 1840? Are there pictures,
and the thread path worked out, to prove it? I'd love to see that
documentation, as I can't document crochet earlier than about 1840, and
nobody else I have ever talked to can either.
>I would love to reproduce some of the old lacis patterns but I have yet to
>figure out how to make the net. The modern net I've seen has round not
>square holes and is nylon so I don't think it would work.
>Many of them can be done in filet crochet (which I enjoy) but apparently
>it is just somewhat out of period. Like nearly 200 years. sigh
>Does anyone know anything different?
Yes. Aparently you can get lacis net in cotton, with proper square holes.
Meanwhile, I think some knitted openwork is period for the SCA. Not lace
doilies like my mother does, but definitely openwork patterns.
dollmaker, fibre artist, textillian
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