[HNW] H-needlework Digest, Vol 31, Issue 4

Sandy Dudley su_roja at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 5 07:12:36 PST 2008


H'mm, then I'd say it's really unlikely that anybody else had the concept of "fabric" or lace borders or what-have-you any earlier, because that kind of construction - single- or even double-crochet of solid fabric - would really be pretty simple; it's the kind of thing a 4H teacher would come up with, for a learner's project.
 
Which makes the Irish crochet and other forms of wonderful crochet lace that show up not even 30 years later, all the more remarkable - that's a lot of invention and innovation in a short time!
 
Thanks for pointing this out, Fran.
 
Susana/SandyMessage: 1> Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2008 13:19:11 -0800> From: Lavolta Press <fran at lavoltapress.com>> Subject: Re: [HNW] crochetted tablecloth> To: Historic Needlework <h-needlework at lists.ansteorra.org>> Message-ID: <490F6ACF.4060403 at lavoltapress.com>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed> > There are two examples of 1820s crochet in _The Lady's Stratagem_. I > don't think you saw either of them when you reviewed the knitting chapter.> <snippage>
 Then, > the reader is instructed to use the braid like straw braid, winding it > around to form the hat, and sewing the edges of the braid together with > a sewing needle. In other words, the concept of forming the hat entirely > by crocheting is not there. After the hat was sewn together, a > stiffening mixture had to be applied to make the hat support itself, but > that's another issue.> <snippage> > Fran> Lavolta Press> http://www.lavoltapress.com> > 
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