Jane's Hooked on Crochet

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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Library display

Well, it's official - The Harrisburg Chapter of the CGOA is named Those (Y)arn Crocheters. Of course, we don't limit ourselves to yarn, we have some definite "threadies", but loved the play on word.

If you're in the Harrisburg area in March, please check out our display at the East Shore Area Library. The project was last minute, I was contacted by the library on Tuesday, Feb 27th, asking if we'd like to do the display for March. Whoever had been lined up had backed out at the last minute. We decided that we'd love to do it, but couldn't possibly get something gathered up and put in by March 1st. We didn't do too bad, though, we had a display in before lunch on Friday the 2nd! The theme is Crochet: Past to Present. I started with a doily pattern that I worked up in a light worsted weight yarn as a baby christening blanket, the pattern was from the early 1900's and I got it from South Dakota University department of History and Culture. Then a doily from a 1916 book that is available from Antique Pattern Library, from there I went to a 1940's booklet on lace-making published in Paris, and some Barbie clothes from 1960's and 70's, an owl hanging made from granny squares - browns, orange (you know - definitely 1970's) and a 1970's book titled Decorating with Crochet, and a star ripple baby afghan. Then several hats designed by a member, which include a snowman, a peppermint, and eggs & bacon. Then a selection of books from the 1980's and 90's, and books and magazines from 2005-2006.

I also has some samples of Filet, Tunisian, and Delta crochet, and made small cards with the names and a simple description.

Hope you get the chance to see it if you're local or visit the area.


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