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crochet work

(krōshā`), form of knitting done with a hook, by means of which loops of thread or yarn are drawn through other, preceding loops. Crochet stitches are all based on the chain or single crochet, i.e., a single loop. In double crochet the thread is thrown once about the hook before the loop is drawn. All other stitches and patterns are merely varying combinations of the single or double loop. The art finds its highest expression in Irish crochet, done with the finest thread and hooks in intricate patterns, usually displaying a motif of leaves or flowers set in an open weblike ground. Whole garments, as well as trimmings, hats, and bags are made by the skillful Irish needlewomen.
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Carys White from P1 sported a magnificent red-and-black woollen hat - a piece of crochet work that has turned into something of an earner for its creator, 66-year-old Margaret Pearce from Damolly village outside Newry.
Will remembered it all, the sparkling sequins on the tight-fitting dance costume, the metal bars on the tap-dancing shoes, the gypsy blouse with its pretty crochet work and pink drawstring, most of all Dottie's performing smile, her lips carefully parted and the precisely calculated glance which was so levelled so as to include everyone 'out front'.
In their collections, the students displayed woollen blends, khadi, silk, cotton, and crochet work among others.
Today, I look at the delicate crochet work my grandmother did, and I see exquisite art and pattern.
World famous knitwear designer Sasha Kagan, from Mid Wales, will share ideas for both intarsia knitting and decorative crochet work.
TWO pensioners, who are big fans of crochet work and gardening and have 36 grandchildren between them, have had another dream fulfilled - being belles of the ball at a music festival.
Jackie Cullen, the only jeweller working in a contemporary style with Whitby Jet has seen her work on screen in Harry Potter films; Teri Howes has 'invented' silver and gold crochet work and Sarah King, perhaps the most adventurous, has expressed her art in precious metals but is currently exploring eco friendly bio-resin as a preferred material with pieces resembling large eggs and starting prices of pounds 800 and upwards.
During the 2002 winter holidays, mathematician Hinke Osinga was relaxing with some lace crochet work when her partner and mathematical collaborator Bernd Krauskopfasked, "Why don't you crochet something useful?
The other participants of the workshop are: Imdad Ali in block printing from Hyderabad, Nigar Anees in embroidery from Karachi, Muhammad Younas in Ajrak block printing from Hala, Sobia Abid and Zubaida Bibi in crochet work from Sargodha, Sadaf Khalid in Rilli work from Multan, Shabana in applique work from Rawalpindi, Kaneez Fatima and Rubina Matin in embroidery from Balochistan and others.
It is the most ambitious project to date for Ms Fowles and the crafts group, who decorated Skegness Pier with giant crochet work for the 2011 SO Festival and gave the Bullring bull his Christmas jumper last December.