Fortunately, the crocheted piece could be washed and its original luster completely recaptured.Ironically, buyers abroad were unaware that their delicate collars and cuffs were made in primitive dwellings under poverty-stricken conditions.We can also crochet with such unusual materials as copper wire, strips of plastic, sisal, jute, scraps of fabric, unspun wool and even dog hair. Today we walk into a yarn shop or Walmart and purchase aluminum, plastic or steel hooks available in more than 25 sizes.
After dark, they moved indoors to work by the light of a candle, a slow-burning peat fire or an oil lamp.
One: Crochet originated in Arabia, spread eastward to Tibet and westward to Spain, from where it followed the Arab trade routes to other Mediterranean countries.
Two: Earliest evidence of crochet came from South America, where a primitive tribe was said to have used crochet adornments in rites of puberty.
And, although more than a million died in less than 10 years, the Irish people survived the famine.
Families relied on their earnings from crochet, which gave them the chance to save up enough to emigrate and start a new life abroad, taking their crochet skills with them.Techniques for working with a needle -knitting, netting, weaving, twisting, braiding, knotting - have been called by many names throughout history.