W.I.P. Wednesday : Irish Crochet/Clones Lace.

Have you ever looked at something thinking " Oh my THAT is so beautiful, I want to learn to do this" ? Did you pursue it ? 

That recently happened to me!

Again. 

Sometimes I end up trying it out and sometimes not.

But let me start from the beginning.

A while back I came across a picture of a crocheted piece. It was a really beautiful piece of lace with flowers and leaves. When reading peoples comments to the picture, I discovered it was Irish crochet also known as Clones Lace, and someone mentioned a woman , Máire Treanor. So I started a search and found her blog here .  

Interweave Crochet recently released a step to step guide to Clones Lace and also a workshop on dvd  with  Máire Treanor. I immediately got both and started watching (and reading in between). The story behind Irish Crochet is really interesting and  Máire Treanor makes it look so easy.

But....

The hook size! Oh My, that takes a bit of getting used to. I've never crocheted on a size 1.25 mm before and it's not as easy as it looks, and I suspect it will take me forever to make a shawl haha.

First part was to make a small Irish rose.

 

 

Besides the Irish Crochet, I'm still working on a pattern as I told you about in this blog post , no new pictures.

And that wraps it up for me this W.I.P Wednesday.

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Tamis

 

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Happy Crafting :) 

                                                                                                                         

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