Crochet, Lace Making

Going Back To The Beginning

I was going through pattern books recently looking for baby knitting patterns when I came across a cotton crochet book. The temptation of going back to the beginning of my crochet journey was very strong, but I diligently resisted while I finished a few projects that were on the go. Progress has been quite good… Continue reading Going Back To The Beginning

Crochet, Knitting, Lace Making

So What Is Lace Anyway?

What do you think of when you hear the term “Lace”? If you are anything like me you will probably think of something white, intricate and delicate, possibly even frilly. We usually associate lace with things like wedding dresses, christening gowns and ball dresses. Lace fabric and trims are often used for special occasions like… Continue reading So What Is Lace Anyway?

Lace Making

The Old and the New

After writing my post on “Rediscovering the art of Tatting”, I went hunting and unearthed the box with my tatting equipment in it. Included amongst the bits and pieces was an old pattern book which belonged to my grandmother (see my photo). Unfortunately I have not been able to locate the shuttle she left me.… Continue reading The Old and the New

Crochet

Crochet – Convenient and Versatile

Crochet is a French term meaning “small hook”. Whereas knitting uses two or more needles to form yarn into a fabric, crochet is done with just one hook. Instead of working with a row of stitches, each stitch or cluster in a row is completed individually before moving on to the next. I think most… Continue reading Crochet – Convenient and Versatile