May 14, 2013
My grandmother Martha crocheted. Did your grandmother knit or crochet? Do you?
What is it, I wonder, that makes the idea of sitting in a corner with a hook and some colorful yarn suddenly so attractive? Alice isn’t interested, but I am (off and on).
Take a look at these antique crochet hooks (from the collection of Nancy Nehring).
(Top to bottom – abalone shell, glass, piqué posé work in horn, porcupine quill handle, brass filigree with aquamarines, forged brass, and bone with needle case.)
Another image on Diana’s site reminded me that Alice has not yet worn the wig we bought for her a while back.
Alice says she’s saving her wig until she needs it.
I think I’m saving knitting and crocheting until I need them, but that could be soon.
Here’s 12 seconds of the amazing Hazel Tindall.
One of the readers of this blog, Sue Rosoff, left a comment pointing me to the work of a Japanese artist who dyes her own yarn and crochets things like the pieces below. Thank you, Sue. I like Jung Jung’s work so much I decided to add a few photos to this post.
This lacy style (also by Jung Jung) is more like what I remember of Martha’s work.
(Thanks to Alice blog reader and artist Judy Teufel for guiding me to Diana Zlatanovski’s work.)