A magazine with patterns inspired by the show was recently published.........for knitting. Ack! Please! No crochet? Don't get me wrong, I think knitting is appropriate and beautiful, but it seems that we crocheters are left to do what we've always done.We're going to have to make it up ourselves. So here's some inspiration and ideas for you. Yes, you can do it!
|Fashions from 1917.|
• Did you know that, in the Downton Abby era, crochet was just as important a part of a woman's skills as knitting, embroidery, tatting, sewing, cooking, and all the other "womanly" arts?
|Downton Abby era women's mags.|
• Lace was used to embellish everything. Lace edgings, insertions, and whole lace fabrics.
|From the 1950s but timeless.|
• So lets say you're using crochet thread or lace weight yarn, but you want something really authentic. Take a look at the corset covers with the lace tops. We don't wear corsets anymore (thankfully) but we do wear tank tops.
• Imagine what you find in those antique needlework magazines. Suddenly a corset cover becomes a tank top and the motifs for a tea table cover become a delicate lace jacket or a beautiful and expensive looking wrap.