[HNW] Crocheted tablecloth photos (but not very historic)

Leif og Bjarne Drews drewscph at post12.tele.dk
Fri Oct 31 03:56:47 PDT 2008

My mother was a crochet freak, and she made manny bedspreads entirely of 
crochet. I remember her finding an old pattern in the danish National 
Museum, but i dont remember how old it was. It was a pattern as i recall 
full of spiders web, very beautifull.
And as i have posted earlyer, there is an 18th century dress in american 
museum wich has crocheted lace as decoration on a robe a la francaise.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Fred Curtis" <fred at f2.org>
To: <h-needlework at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Friday, October 31, 2008 3:43 AM
Subject: [HNW] Crocheted tablecloth photos (but not very historic)

> Hi All,
> I've posted pictures of a tablecloth crocheted by my gradmother at:
>  http://f2.org/textiles/crochet/
> At a guess it's around 70 years old (memo to self: ask mum), so
> the tablecloth itself doesn't count as very historical.
> I was surprised however, after an exhaustive and in-depth search of all
> available reference material (cough, cough, Wikipedia, cough), to learn
> that there's little or no record of crochet before the early 1800s,
> and little is known of its origins.
> Do the crochet gurus on HN have concrete, earth-shattering evidence
> (or theories) on the origins of crochet that are waiting to explode
> onto CNN?
> I know I should check the HN archives before asking, but HN has
> been quiet lately and there's a chance the question will provoke
> entertaining discussion (or even scandalized outrage).
> Cheers,
> -Fred
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