Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Crochet stories - old
I think it's a good bet that almost every Australian child of the 70's had one of these crocheted blankets. Mine seems to be a classic example, square in shape and made out of all sorts of bits and pieces of yarn. One of my grandmothers made it for me and having it on my bed is one of my earliest childhood memories.
All these years later I wonder if Nana would be pleased to see that it's made it's way back onto a bed and is being used by my daughters, the great granddaughters she didn't meet. I guess she might say, in her typical joking way "you should throw that old thing out!" but I think she'd be happy.
Seeing it every day makes me think about how we connect with our pasts and those who are no longer with us, but also how craft can foster that connection.
I wonder if anything I make my kids over the years will last the distance, and if it will be a typical style of the 2010's.
Do you have one of these crocheted beauties, or something else crafted for you that reminds you of a loved one?
And what do you think is a signature craft or design of our times?