Early British steel crochet hooks were manufactured from steel wire using the same methods and in the same workshops as sewing needles.
A glimpse into a unique item from the days of door-to-door sales.
Although knotted laces have the advantage of being stable, they have the disadvantage of taking a long time to make. Looped lace may be fast to make, but it lacks stability.
Discover the history of crocheted buttons and crochet your own Irish Rose button from Nancy Nehring’s wonderful article and project featured in the March/April 1994 issue of PieceWork.