OOP but desperate for help: Irish Clones Lace
- Irish crochet is grotesquely OOP for us (I think it started during
the Potato Famine) but I don't know where else to look for possible
help. Do any of you ladies who live in the San Francisco Bay Area
do Irish crochet? Although experienced with thread crochet, I'm
just trying to learn this. I'm fine with making the motifs, I'm
fine with the "squares", but I'm in deep trouble with the "crackly"
free-form filling that connects the motifs to make the lace. I
bought a lovely book on Clones lace (a regional variation of Irish
crochet), but when it comes to that freeform filling stitch, the
instructions basically just say "do whatever you like." If anyone
near me (I live in Vallejo) does Irish crochet, I would happily pay
for a couple of lessons.
Joan the Harper
(previously known as Iohanna the Harper)