In honor of National Crochet Month my family and I spent the afternoon yesterday creating a crochet display at our local library. Initially we were told that we would have the display case for the second half of the month, so when the library called the other day and said we could have it for the entire month I was one stoked crocheter!
The projects placed into the case include antique Irish lace and trim, and doilies. These items reflected crochet from our past. The projects reflecting our present included a wire & fiber beaded necklace, a fabric hotpad, a leather barrett, a felted bag, a freeform bag, a knitted Tunisian pillow, a beaded bikini top, and more!
Then a variety of crochet hooks were added: some bone, an old steel hook, a wooden one, the two Graydog hooks that appeared in the Nov/Dec issue of PieceWork, and so on. The final touch was peppering the items with various facts about crochet. Everyone that came over while we were working on it enjoyed looking at the pieces.
When the case was complete it was time to donate some books, four total: Melody MacDuffee's "Overlay Crochet," Melissa Leapman's "Cool Crochet, "Big-Hook Crochet," and most importantly, Noreen Crone-Findlay's "Creative Crocheted Dolls: 50 Whimsical Designs" -- donated in memory of Ruth Arbitelle, one of the founders of the Happily Hooked on Crocheting Club, who passed away during the Christmas season. Ruth was a huge fan of crochet, collecting dolls, and of Noreen.
On behalf of the Happily Hooked on Crocheting Club, Connecticut Chapter of the Crochet Guild of America, we invite you to visit the display, or contact a library in your area and do the same. And/or donate a crochet book or two -- inspiring someone to try something new, or to pick up a crochet hook for the first time is a great way to celebrate National Crochet Month! :)