Irish Crochet And How To Make It: Easy Instructions And Patterns for Beginner And Experienced Alike - Now You Too Can Dress Like A Qreen Without Spending A Qreen’s Fortune. Bring back a dying art while providing crocheted pieces for pleasure. [NOOK Book]
Bring back a dying art while providing wonderful crocheted pieces for pleasure and profit.
Instructions that are so easy to understand that anyone can master these techniques, even if they have never crocheted a single stitch!
If you've ever wanted to master this exquisite art, you'll find this detailed manual provides all the instructional guidance you'll need to make delicate and elegant crocheted pieces.
Although many may say that Irish crochet is a dying art, it's still a wonderful skill to master for those that love to create fine works of art from fine threads.
"Irish Crochet And How To Make It" is from the Priscilla crochet collection, and has been translated to today's modern English so that the reader can much better understand the instructions.
In this detailed, 75 page manual you'll learn…
Which materials are proper to use when creating your Irish crochet pieces.
Explanation and abbreviations of stitches used.
How to crochet the basic stitches used in most of your patterns.
How to make simple motifs that are created just for beginners.
How to crochet wonderful backings that can be used to join your motifs to make wonderful clothing and other delicate items.
How to join motifs in an attractive fashion.
How to make beadings that can be used to decorate pre existing articles of clothing, pillowcases, tablecloths and bedspreads.
How to crochet medallions of pure elegance, that are so pleasing to the eyes that others will be shocked to see that crochet is more than just plain old granny squares.
Take everything you have learned throughout the manual, and apply these techniques to create a wonderful opera bag purse that is so beautiful that others will hardly believe that you made it yourself!
With over 100 patterns for motifs, medallions, beadings, backings and projects, you'll find that you have plenty to keep you busy crocheting happily for many months to come!
Once you have mastered these techniques, you'll be able to design your own articles of clothing, and other elegant projects, with ease because they all come together using the same basic assembly principles.
Be one of the first to bring this dying art back to life, and one of the few at your next crafts show that offers something unique and elegant enough to make others exclaim in wonder about how beautiful your pieces are.
Table Of Contents
Materials For Working
Explanation Of Stitches
Lesson for Beginners
Motifs for Irish Crochet
Costume In Irish Crochet
Gowns and Coats
Irish Crochet And How To Make It
Of all the different kinds of lace known as "Irish" that called "Irish Crochet" is the most durable, serviceable and popular. It is made in three distinct styles at the present time; one is slightly padded, one is heavily padded, while a third has no padding. The heavily padded lace is considered the most valuable and is well worth the extra time and trouble spent on it, as it is practically everlasting. Irish crochet has this advantage also over every other kind of hand-made lace, that it can be taken to pieces, altered into new shapes, as fashion dictates, and any motif that gets worn out can be replaced at will by a new one.
The best lace is always firmly and evenly worked, and it is fresh and clean when it comes from the worker's hands. Much of the lace offered for sale, some of which scarcely deserves the name of lace, has been washed and starched to give it an appearance of firmness which in itself it does not possess. It is very difficult for two workers to make motifs exactly alike from the same written directions. A slight difference in the size of the hook or in the tightness of the work would alter the size of the motif; while the tightening or loosening of a padding cord might alter the entire sweep of the leaflets. For this reason the directions for a sprig may be carefully followed by two workers, and yet the two may turn out quite different results. One worker will make a very common-place leaf, while the other, with more artistic feeling, may give to the leaf those subtle touches, by means of the cord, which make it a real work of art.
When a sprig shows signs of either getting saucer-shaped or of frilling, when it should lie flat, the worker must use her own discretion as to increasing or diminishing the number of stitches, in order to bring about the desired result.
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