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The Geometric Art of Crochet

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Heather Wingett

on 20 July 2016

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The Geometric Art of Crochet
By Mz. Wingett
History of crochet
http://www.crochet.org/?page=CrochetHistory
"A Living Mystery, the International Art & History of Crochet,"
Annie Louise Potter, A.J. Publishing International, 1990
"Crochet History & Technique,"
Lis Paludan, Interweave Press, 1995
Sources
"there is "no convincing evidence as to how old the art of crochet might be or where it came from. It was impossible to find evidence of crochet in Europe before 1800."
"Research suggests that crochet probably developed most directly from Chinese needlework, a very ancient form of embroidery known in Turkey, India, Persia and North Africa, which reached Europe in the 1700s and was referred to as "tambouring,"'
Social Impact
Benefits
Calming
Therapeutic
Time consuming
Extra money,
Keeps your brain sharp
"Having been invented as a method for producing a cheap substitute for traditional lace, crochet struggled to shake off its reputation as an inferior craft. However, that changed when Queen Victoria gave it the royal seal of approval by buying crocheted lace made by Irish women who were struggling to make a living after the potato famine."
Rotations
Rotations of stitches about a center are very common in crochet and create an image of the 'spokes' of a wheel.
Translation
Repeating a design in a pattern creates a translation.
Reflection
An image flipped over a line can be found in all crochet. In fact patterns that use rows of stitches are the same on both sides.
Sources
Crochet Hooks
Thank you
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