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Archive for July 10th, 2014


Throwback Thursday: Crochet from 1861

July 10th, 2014

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I spent my July 4th at the New York Historical Society to see an exhibit on Civil War Textiles. While most of the exhibit was quilts, I was quite surprised to find this very patriotic crochet shawl. It was made in 1861 (that’s older than Lion Brand!) and was presented to the Massachusetts governor and his wife to thank them for their support in the Civil War and abolitionist reforms.

I was most impressed by its simplistic design and could actually imagine someone making something similar today. It’s really amazing to see how the art of crochet (and knitting) has been an integral part of American history, don’t you think?


Lola Says … Don’t Let the Name Fool You!

July 10th, 2014

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Here is the latest installment of Lola, from its creator Todd Clark.

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Want to crochet the Granny Wrap With Collar seen in this week’s Lola comic? Get the free pattern here and below.

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