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Friday, December 2, 2011

Welcome to our Blog Hop! Day 1

Welcome ! This is the “Tis the Season to Hop”! I am so excited that you are here! I have joined a bunch of talented ladies that I have admired for quite a long time to share with you some awesome Christmas themed projects. I am truly honored to be asked to join their fun! Keep reading for my giveaway!!!!

We will be hopping for three days from the 2nd through the 4th of Dec. Some of the ladies in the hop will offering Candy so look out for those neat gifts...also make sure you become my follower and comment all 3 days of the hop on all the participating blogs in order to win the Candy Elsa will be giving away on her blog.

We hope to inspire you to create and give homemade gifts and cards this year. You should have reached this blog by way of Tmika - http://www.scrapdaworld.blogspot.com/ but if not and you have arrived here by chance please go back to the beginning with Elsa at http://www.JustaFewDesigns.blogspot.com/)

Hope you enjoy my project!

My first project is something I have always admired of other people and have always wanted to do! It is Irish lace! "Irish crochet" is a type of lace that has its origin in the famine years of the 19th century in Ireland. Charity groups sought to revive the economy by teaching crochet lace technique at no charge to anyone willing to learn. This type of lace is characterized by separately crocheted motifs, which were later assembled into a mesh background.

Irish Crochet Lace is made with a very fine steel crochet hook and fine crochet cotton or linen thread. It begins with an outline of the pattern on a piece of cloth. Each motif is then crocheted separately, using cotton cord for volume and shaping. The finished motifs are then basted (sewn with a loose stitch for temporary tacking) onto a cloth in the shape of the pattern. The motifs are then joined using chains and picots. When all the motifs have been joined together forming one piece of lace the basting stitch is removed from the back cloth revealing the completed lace.

I am offering a "giveaway" after the pictures on this post...the only thing I ask is that you follow me and comment everyday after each post! Thanks and have a great weekend!

thanks for stopping by and please hop on to Emily at http://createserendipity.blogspot.com/









MY "Giveaway" is a set of 10 crocheted lace snowflakes! Just follow me and comment on all three days of MY posts of the blog hop and I will choose a winner after the blog hop is over! Have fun!

24 comments:

  1. Oh Suzie! ohh ohhh ohhh how beautiful is that!!! I love it...thanks so much for hopping with me.
    xoxoxo
    Elsa

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  2. I LOVE the snowflakes... soooooo nice !

    *Nothing but Love*

    Krystal

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  3. Ooooohhhhh wow Suzi that is just beautiful. I can't stop looking at it. I am coming to your house for crochet lessons lol!! Hugs to you my dear friend. Luv Kimi xx

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  4. Beautiful piece of work their Suzi! My mother has always crocheted and knitted every since I could remember. I will have to ask her about the Irish Crochet. TFS

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  5. I just loved the project! Such a perfect bride! Congrats! Kisses from Brazil! biancasimas

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  6. I love it. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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  7. Very pretty Thanks for sharing

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  8. Soo stinkin' Beautiful!...
    Love the detail of the flowers w/ pearls!...
    TFS!... =)

    Hugz,
    ღ ∫ℓ∂ηℓttℓ ღ

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  9. WOW SUZI!!! This is stunning!!! My crochet stitches are always uneven and either too tight or too loose! TFS your beautiful work with us and I can't wait to see what you'll have for tomorrow's project! Aloha, Linda

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  10. Oh my goodness Suzie! This is absolutely gorgeous! And tons of work - I know because once upon a time, I saw this beautiful lacy wedding dress made of Irish lace and I decided I was going to make it for myself. I think I got about 2 of the flowers done and gave it up! I have been married 24 years now :) I love Irish lace but have not attempted it for years. Thanks for sharing this amazing creation! And for the chance to win your stunning snowflakes - another thing I have not tried - I usually crochet big bulky scarfs and wrist warmers :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  11. OMG, I can't wait to show my 10 years old daughter, she is totally into making crochet.

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  12. Wow!!! those are gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing

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  13. Your crochet work is absolutely beau-ti-ful!

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  14. This is so gorgeous. Love crochet. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

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  15. Holy cow! I love, love, love this project! I will take a few in cream, black and red!! ;) you have some very talented hands to create this beautiful form!!

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  16. Super cute and beautiful!!! You are so talented!!! TFS! Hugs.. Maggy :)

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  17. Beautiful crocheted dress! I luv crocheting, it's so relaxing...But I haven't made anything so detailed as this...TfS!!! HuGs, Valerie G

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  18. What a lovely dress. I do not crochet myself but still love the look of it. Beautiful work.

    My name may show up as Slayer2b also

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  19. Wow! that crocheted dress is amazing, love the snowflakes. I used to have a few like them hanging on my tree.

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  20. reposting from my correct blog address becca.. was logged into scrappinbecca by accident.

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