[HNW] crocheted tablecloth

Aspasia Moonwind aspasia_moonwind at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 6 14:23:36 PST 2008


I would like to know more about Romanian Point Lace. It's one I haven't heard of. Of course, none of us know everything. I have crocheted stitches that look like this, in fact I'm working on a scarf with cable stitches similar. You gave me something new to research.
Aspasia> > 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.> > Fran> Lavolta Press> New Book on 1820s Sewing and Needlework!> http://www.lavoltapress.com> > > > > This sounds close to the Romanian point lace a friend of mine has been > > learning.> > http://tatt3r-lace.blogspot.com/2008/11/romanian-point-lace-snowflake.html> > > > 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> > http://lost-arts.blogspot.com/> > Ravelry ID: alwen> > > > _______________________________________________> > H-needlework mailing list> > H-needlework at lists.ansteorra.org> > http://lists.ansteorra.org/listinfo.cgi/h-needlework-ansteorra.org> > > > > _______________________________________________> H-needlework mailing list> H-needlework at lists.ansteorra.org> http://lists.ansteorra.org/listinfo.cgi/h-needlework-ansteorra.org
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