3 Tips for Thread Crochet
Today I am watching Irish Crochet & Clones Lace with Maire Treanor again. I love listening to Maire's Irish accent, and the history she tells of this incredible technique and its origins is both fascinating and inspiring.
She begins her workshop with a history of Irish crochet and Clones lace, and as she walks through the creation of multiple Irish crochet motifs, she peppers the instructions with Irish crochet tales. One of my favorites is the famine hook. These hooks were used traditionally to create Clones lace. The hook was carved from wood and a steel shaft was inserted into the handle. When the hook broke, a new hook and shaft were crafted and inserted into the old handle. Imagine never having to throw away that hook that fit perfectly in your hand.
Traditionally, Clones lace is worked in thread. Crocheting with thread can be a bit different for crocheters who are used to working with yarn. And Clones lace can use thread as small as size 60. Here are a three tips to help you on your foray into thread crochet:
Learn to create your own Irish crochet masterpieces as well as the history of this incredible technique with Irish Crochet & Clones Lace with Maire Treanor. You can purchase this amazing DVD or download the workshop today. What will you create with Irish crochet?
P.S. What are your tips for crocheting with thread?