Vintage Crochet 2016
We are so excited to present this special Interweave publication. From conception to fruition, this has been a true labor of love and an amazing adventure. Special thanks to the team at our sister magazine Interweave Crochet: Marcy Smith (editor), Susanna Tobias (project editor), and Dana Bincer (assistant editor). Their efforts, advice, and good cheer were invaluable.
Within these pages, you’ll find a different take on the wonderful world of crochet. We open with history, a section with articles that delve into crochet’s past, to set the stage for the spectacular projects, which are arranged in four sections—Town & Country, Accoutrements, At Home, and The Younger Set. Among the techniques are Irish, filet, hairpin, tapestry, and Tunisian crochet.
Each project brings its own vintage inspiration. Each author and designer and each article and project featured here adds to crochet’s rich history. Whether you just started crocheting or are an old hand, the stories and projects in Vintage Crochet provide context for your journey. You, too, are among those who are keeping the tradition alive.
Crochet Sampler Books: A Design Library at Your Fingertips Kathy Augustine
A Froth of Lace: Wedding Dresses in Irish Crochet Máire Treanor
Bébé Irish Crochet: DIY Irish Crochet from Written Patterns Nancy Nehring
Irish Crochet Lace—Punto d’Irlanda and Merletto di Orvieto—in Italy Máire Treanor
Form Follows Function: The Evolution of Patterns and Designs in Hairpin Crochet Jennifer Raymond
Jabez Ridgwell: A Boer War Soldier Crochets Mimi Seyferth
Crochet as Adornment in L. M. Montgomery’s Anne Books Sue Perez
TOWN & COUNTRY
THE YOUNGER SET
From the Editor
Abbreviations & Techniques