The weather looked nice but the wind was icy cold today. At least the sun was out which was cheering . Our show and tell table was colourful and interesting and there are still signs of the grannie square bug.
Show and tell
Janette: a ball of spun wool in blue and white.
Marina & Peter produced a roll of woven material in purple/green,
Marina found a table crochet decoration in pink in wheel design, 3 granny squares mixed colours, 2 shower mitts in cotton & a blue mobius cowl with white pearl beads.
Peter: a carded rolag in lime green/orange
John: a weaving in progress with many interesting colour combinations.
1957 was the year Maria in our club got married. There were no lace gloves so she crocheted these for her wedding outfit. The skill involved is impressive. It would have taken time and a very tiny needle. She would have needed a lot of patience and high levels of concentration but, then, that is Maria. She brought these gloves along to the club so we could see them. This sort of fine crochet is no longer seen very often but the skills involved are high level and worth preserving. Mass produced lace gloves do not have the quality.
So what else happened in 1957?
Scotland discovered ultrasound imaging.
Our Prime Minister in Australia was Sir Robert Menzies.
The Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1
The Cat in the Hat and from Russia with Love were popular reads.
Jailhouse Rock and The Bridge on the River Kwai were popular films.
The European Economic Community was formed
The first Frisbee was sold.
It was a big year and it had these beautiful gloves in it.
Maria crocheted this beautiful table piece. The are two smaller pieces to go with it. She has used crochet cotton and says the design is a Lebanese pattern. The diamonds and flowers are Tunisian crochet and the rest is normal crochet. It just looks beautiful and is a tribute to Maria’s capacity to be patient an accurate. It is difficult to find Lebanese crochet patterns. They do make very fine lace and it would be good to see more of these sorts of patterns for those people who like a challenge.