Friday, August 7, 2009

Broomstick Lace!

~ Broomstick sample ~

Having trouble with my scanner and my computer - so I can't post my own work right now -
so am showing you a couple really lovely examples of others -

this one - you will find a lovely ladies' bag this woman made, using broomstick as a panel on the side -

[you can see it at her site by clicking on the sample above]

~ You can also find a step-by-step direction by clicking the pink square sample on the blog list along the sidebar

~ Here's what Wikipedia says:

Broomstick lace

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Broomstick lace is a historic crochet technique from the 1800s which is done using a crochet hook and another long slender item such as a knitting needle. It is also known as jiffy lace and peacock eye crochet. Traditionally a broomstick was used, hence the name, but the modern variant is a lightweight plastic knitting needle or smooth wooden craft dowel. A larger knitting needle or dowel will result in a lacier effect, while a smaller will provide a more closely woven effect. Because the fabric created is soft yet stable, it is well suited for clothing and blankets.

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