Friday, January 31, 2014

DIY: Irish Crochet - Flowers



I enjoy to discover crochet techniques – especially when they are as delicate as Irish Crochet

Irish crochet originated in the potato famine years in Ireland. It is characterized by seperately crocheted motifs, which are later assembled using a mesh background.
The motifs usually take the form of solid ribbons, leaves, shamrocks and flowers.

It is easier to learn a new technique if you do not use very fine thread. So I tried it with some yarn that I had already bought some time ago.
Furthermore, I like to start with small projects. So I decided to crochet a wristband.

I hope you like it.


Of course, I would love to see photos of your creations, if you were inspired by my post!

Ps.: If you want to know how to crochet a nearly endless array of flowers you should have a look at this:  
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZhAktxaFDAbUfoZDK2KfuvqcVp9tzkP9

And here is a lot of information about Irish crochet:  
http://www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/books/dmc_icl_1.pdf 
http://www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/books/dmc_icl_2.pdf 
http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/irishcro.htm 


On the contrary, in all these things we are coming off completely victorious through the one who loved us. 
 For I am convinced that neither death nor life nor angels nor governments nor things now here nor things to come nor powers nor height nor depth nor any other creation will be able to separate us from God’s love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. 
(Romans 8:37-39)

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