You don’t have to be Irish to appreciate the texture and artistry of Irish Lace Crochet. The intricate motifs on a mesh background create an illusion of flowers caught in a spider’s web. This form of crochet was originally developed in mid-nineteenth century Ireland as a method of imitating expensive Venetian point laces. Charity groups sought to revive the economy by teaching crochet lace techniques to anyone willing to learn.
While traditional Irish Lace is made with a very fine steel crochet hook and fine crochet cotton or linen thread, this style can be seen in a modern take with Modern Irish Freeform Crochet using fingering or sock-weight yarns.
The meeting will be held Saturday, June 10th, at the Textile Center, 3000 University Ave SE, with the following schedule:
- 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Open Crochet
- 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM - Announcements and Show and Tell
- 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM - Education Session
- 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – Open Crochet