Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Luck of the Irish

As March is upon us, so is the luck of the Irish. Many people may not know that the Irish actually had a big influence in crocheting in its early years. When the Great Potato Famine hit Ireland poor farm families needed a way to supplement there income. Women were able to crochet Irish Lace and sell it to the wealthy to embellish there clothing and home decor. This March as you're preparing for your corned beef and cabbage St. Patrick's Day dinner perhaps you can embellish your table decor with some Irish Lace.

For those of you that don't like to read patterns, here is a Irish Lace Demonstration.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting! And I'd like to learn more about this 'great potato famine!'