Posts Tagged ‘lace’

Crochet Pattern: Bruges Lace Placemat

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on March 19th, 2016 by Candace – Be the first to comment
Have you given Bruges lace a shot yet? If you haven’t, this placemat is a good place to begin. It’s one continuous tape with consistently placed turns, perfect for getting the hang of how the technique works. If you can’t get enough once you get started, the pattern is easy to adjust to get a matching table runner. crochet_bruges_lace_placemat

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Crochet Pattern: Lacy Hair Scrunchie

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on October 4th, 2011 by Emilee Gettle – 8 Comments
Over the summer I have been in New York City, Chicago and San Francisco. While on business and vacationing I’ve had the opportunity to window shop and browse a variety of stores. I love adapting my wardrobe to the latest style without paying big bucks. As of late, I’ve been seeing a lot of lace and some really cute, feminine hair accessories popping up everywhere! So, I whipped up this super simple hair scrunchie. This is the perfect project for using up leftover bits of yarn. Don’t forget to make some for the little girls in your life! They make great gifts too.

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A Crochet Designer Uses Lace Patterns in Pottery

Posted in News on June 30th, 2010 by Alicia Kachmar – 6 Comments
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Photo by H. Scott Hoffmann/News & Record

Maggie Weldon learned to crochet at an early age, the craft quickly turning into an escape for her. It gradually developed into a full-fledged business of patterns, books and even crochet supplies, all based in North Carolina. Somehow Weldon found the time to take a pottery class with her daughter, and the creative juices, rooted in crochet, began to flow. Upon working in slabs, versus on the wheel which she didn’t take to, she took crochet doilies and linens, and stamps them into the wet clay.

Weldon became quite hooked on these crochet-inspired ceramic designs and decided to pursue it more seriously as part of her art repertoire, saying, “I push the envelope and try to make the biggest pieces I can.” One of those pieces is a 28-inch wedding cake plate! For delicate lace pieces that may be disintegrating, imprinting them onto clay may be a way to at least preserve their patterns in the long run. And who wouldn’t want a set of table linens AND all place settings to be crochet-related?!

More about Maggie Weldon can be found here.