[HNW] crocheted tablecloth
fran at lavoltapress.com
Wed Nov 5 13:25:10 PST 2008
The point lace braid seems more complicated, the hat braid is nothing
but a chain stitch.
The evolution of crochet from a braid to a continuous textile? An
interesting idea. Although, in early 19th-century sources there seems to
be a tendency to think of it as a kind of knitting. I think not giving
the craft a separate name is also evidence of it being comparatively new.
New Book on 1820s Sewing and Needlework!
> This sounds close to the Romanian point lace a friend of mine has been
> She is more of a knitter than crocheter, and said learning to make the
> braids has been a real learning curve. After making all the braid,
> couching it down, and attaching it together with needle lace, or making
> the braid and sewing it together into a hat, it doesn't seem too long a
> leap to crocheting the braid to itself as you work it.
> (Pure speculation only, and I am certainly the last one to try to push
> the date of a craft back without any kind of evidence.)
> Lynn Carpenter in SW Michigan, USA
> Ravelry ID: alwen
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