I understand of a few, types of crochet, the versatile the majority of often used, called, in the west, Crochet, encompassing a number of techniques utilising a hook and yarn in addition to loop stitches; stitches along with names like slip stitch, chain stitch, double broche stitch, half treble in addition to treble and a a lot more.


Archaeological finds recommend of which Arabia would be the first location where fiber was proved helpful by a needle plus, or a hook. Old samples from Egypt suggest a skilled application of needles and or hooks, going back to 950BC -- 1200BC.

Through its carried on history across the ages, crochet, a word coming from the French word crocodile, meaning hook; is considered to have been worked well by men and women. A technique that may be worked well sitting, standing, lying down or perhaps when on the shift, utilising many varieties associated with yarns, linen, cotton, man made fiber and wools, including finely beaten and spun treasured metals (silver, gold), along with or without the inclusion of beads and spangles, to produce cloth, necklaces, bags, rugs, upholstery cut, to work fabric to cover furniture, to make warm through to light garments, in order to the finest of vasque and also to produce artistic creations; sculptures, peinture, creations limited only to the artists imagination. Related crochet patterns found in India and North Africa give credence to the particular theory that crochet might have been in continuous use in the Middle East for thousands of years.

Tunisian Crochet or is it Afghan or Tricot broche, individuals what looks just like a cross between a hook and also a needle, where and when made it happen first surface? Was it Tunisia? This sort of crochet that will can look like fermeture or knitting or weaving cloth, was it the fore runner of each of these varieties of fabric producing?

Slip stitch crochet, maybe the earliest sort of crochet and fabric making.

Broom-stick crochet also called peacock lace, when and exactly where did this originate? Was it invented by Europeans traveling across America within covered wagons, that they had broomsticks and hooks, that they had the acquired knowledge, they introduced out from their homelands with these, they needed really warm bedding and clothes, did they start creating this fast and easily put down and picked up form of crochet?

Irish fermeture, traditional Irish crochet, luxurious 3 dimensional lace, unique with its raised crocheted petals, flowers and results in stitched to a internet of chain stitches together with picots (called, the filling), feminine, romantic and beautiful. A subgroup in Irish crochet sometimes called Child Irish crochet, is worked well continuously in squares or circular sections. In typically the 1870s, crochet became typically the salvation for many Irish families when 12, 500 to 20, 000 Irish girls and women were producing crochet lace to be able to earn money to find out their own families through the spud famine years and beyond.

Bruges Crochet, a wide lace worked in trebles plus chain stitch, the frills of crochet are joined together creating an open tape like lace.

Bavarian Crochet, new to me, I need to find out more on this regional crochet.

Aran crochet is similar to Aran sewing, forms a fabric with elevated areas coming off a flat background.

Fillet fermeture, or net crochet, has been very popular in typically the 1920-1950's, popular due in order to the simple mesh construction and patterns inside the wide lace are easily worked along with the use of charts

Hairpin fermeture believed to have been produced in Queen Victorian times by girls utilising their own hairpins and hooks in order to create a new design of crochet that was applied in linier and spherical fine laces, to more powerful trim for upholstery. Today we have replaced the pins with looms that will are easily adjusted in size which makes it better to work this sort of crochet.

Revival within the swinging 60's as people wanted to work brand new style garments, by hands, in non-conforming form and colours, towards the norms regarding the day.

Stripes, jacquards, patchwork, lace, clothing, looped, woven, beaded, squares, groups, today scrumbling, crochet is a living technology, being revived, re-invented and utilised in new ways with new materials in what appears like limitless ways. Techniques that are, and possess, enabled peoples across history and around the globe to fulfill they personal needs, in order to earn income, to feed their families, to towel themselves and their families, to create new items, to fulfill their need to do.

Crochet at the start of typically the 21st Century finds that is experiencing a brand new revival both in manufacturing, producing thousands of fashion plus decor items and in the hands of individuals rediscovering designs of old, developing new patterns and apps, hand making decor items, personal garments and artwork works.

Crochet designs carry on to evolve and Crochet lives on.

Gayle Lorraine Designs by Gayle Lorraine,

A modern Textile Artist; working with wonderful materials, Australian Superfine Merino, Merino, Alpaca, Angora plus, Silk sheets, Cashmere, Acrylics, glinting floss and beads, creating Wearable Works.

Old techniques meet modern interpretations, East meets West, colour, line, consistency & balance, important in art work and craft, end up being the work being 1, 2 or 3D. Gayle paints on canvas plus felt, felts wearable sensed, Nuno, Cobweb and Calamari felt, spins yarns, crochets, Tunisian (Tricot, Afghan), Broomstick crochet just a little Irish crochet, and lots of simple crochet.

Easily board, Gayle likes to create new ways for making through the two felting and crochet, producing easy to wear bright, beautiful, always stylish, feminine, clothes and accessories, you may wish to own, to decorate.

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