The centuries-old history of crocheting

Nobody to this day do not know where to begin the story of crochet.One thing you can say is needlework - very old.Proof of this are the archaeological finds in Egyptian tombs.Sami knitting patterns, unfortunately, hardly survived, but only left traces of their existence.For example, the pattern was found on the wall of a tomb, on which the woman wears knitted socks.Image that about 4 thousand years!

In another tomb was found children's sock, and a very interesting shape - the thumb he had vyvyazan separately.This means that even if, in a III-IV.n.e., to knit socks for the convenience of wearing them with sandals.And such shoes are known, the strap passing between the fingers, as in modern "flops."

history Crochet allows you to touch her in the specialized museums around the world.You can see the multi-colored silk dress, decorative belt, socks and stockings, sweaters, fancy lace and more.Moreover, the age of some items is quite impressive.One of them a few centuries, and the other - a few thousan

d years.

In Europe, the history of crocheting began approximately in the IX century.It is believed that she was born thanks to Copts - Egyptian Christians.These missionaries, visiting Europe, taking with them knitwear, what attracted the attention of local residents.Knitwear then could afford only the rich people.For example, the cost of a pair of silk stockings was equal to the annual earnings of the royal shoemaker.Only in the XV-XVI centuries production of knitwear was put on stream.We create a huge workshop for the production of stockings, socks, jackets, hats.And it's worth noting that the work they were made exclusively by men.Later this craft became engaged and women.

However, despite the factory production of knitted fabrics, do not give up their positions and crochet.History shows that the self-made work is always valued much higher.Although Crochet required more time and considerable effort, things are made this way, gets a unique, inimitable.Especially since the machine is able to imitate, while nobody came up with.

still remains a mystery, with which began the history of crochet in Russia.One thing is that doing this kind of crafts here a long time ago, before the XI century.Knit mostly villagers.To do this, they used yarn from sheep's wool and manufactures warm clothes: socks, stockings, sweaters, mittens, etc.

For a long time the technology crochet never fixed.Each nation had its own secrets and techniques.It was only in 1824 in the Dutch journal "Penelope" was first presented ways to make drawings and designs.Thus, crochet been standardized.When, at the end of the XIX century, it was created two systems of notation: British and American.They are used to this day.

Crochet has not lost its relevance today.In this way, not only are items of clothing, but also decorated home interior.Modern Masters crochet napkins, rugs, lampshades, tablecloths.Even mobile phones and other electronic gadgets such craftsmen manage to "dress up" in exclusive cases.

No less popular is considered knitting for children.Hook turns create a particularly lovely lacy bonnets and booties, dresses and blouses.On the spokes of this does not bind, and certainly can not buy such products in stores.Also, knitting for children is good because it does not require a large number of threads and not time consuming.