History in the Making

In case you haven’t already found them, I thought I’d tip you off about two very informative articles that appeared yesterday and today on the internet.

For a look at tapestry crochet in the Himalayas, you will enjoy reading Larisa Vilensky’s From Carpets to Jourabs in Issue 11 Spring 2010 Crochet Insider.

Pamir socks from Crochet Insider
These Pamir socks are featured in the recent issue of Crochet Insider.

You might remember Barbro Heikinmatti from my earlier blog. She first wrote about Bosnian crochet in Swedish, then today posted another version in English. As you can see below, Barbro experimented with a number of techniques – all of which are discussed in her blog.

Barbro’s Purses
Barbro Heikinmatti ‘s experimental purses.

I’m an art and craft historian by trade, and you know how much I love tapestry crochet. Can you tell that I’m excited?

I had no idea tapestry crochet was so widespread, but new information about long standing traditions are slowly coming to light, thanks to people like Larisa and Barbro. A BIG THANK YOU to each of you for sharing your research with us!!!

3 Responses to “History in the Making”

  1. lorenabr Says:

    LOve this art

  2. Ixtab Says:

    There is a really great thread about Bosnian crochet that has been going on Ravelry in the techniques forum for a while now. A lady in England whose mother is Dutch taught her how to do Bosnian crochet and taught her that the Dutch word for it is “knitting”, and also the flat hooks used to do it are called “knitting needles”.

    Ravelry thread here: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/techniques/1056102/1-25

    And a reference to the post on BurdaStyle post which got all the Dutch girls excited:

    http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/traditional-dutch-knitted-scarf?image=89342

    In the above link you can see the hand-carved flat wooden hooks used to carry out the Bosnian crochet.

  3. Zerkia Nel Says:

    Goodday,

    I am desperaterately seeking a pattern for making a belt. If you could be so kind as to help me as soon as possible. You can contact me on my email. Bosnian Crochet belt.

    I will be so thankfull

    Kind Regards
    Zerkia Nel

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