marc jacobs The History And EvolutionS

The History And Evolution

Sometimes when I’m quietly working on a crochet project, I wonder where crochet all began. How many other ladies through time have worked the same crochet stitches I am now? What were they making and for whom?

Very little is known of the early history of crochet. It’s been theorized that it evolved from traditional practices in Arabia, South America or China, and possibly originally done using only fingers. Way back when, crochet was a pastim marc jacobs e of the rich. Privileged ladies would work fancy and elaborate items to adorn their clothing or homes. The art of crochet was not to be for the poor. The elite didn’t believe the poor were entitled to have lovely homes or apparel. Instead, they were to learn to knit and make basic items, repair socks, etc. By the early 1840’s, crochet instructions were be marc jacobs ing published in England. In 1845 49, as Ireland was fighting the Great Irish Famine, crochet lace work was being done by women and taught to young girls as a form of famine relief.

Over the years crochet fashion and trends have evolved. Victorian ladies wer marc jacobs e making fancy purses, heavily beaded and crocheted using brightly colored silks. After World War II interest in home crafts grew and women were decorating their homes with crocheted doilies and potholders. A new generation became interested in crochet in the 1960 70’s, and everyone was making granny squares (my very first crochet project as a young girl was a traditional granny square afghan with black trim). Today, crochet is at an all time high in popularity. There is an endless supply of crochet patterns and yarn stores are offering how to crochet classes in addition to the traditional knitting classes.

There are many convenient tools used in crochet but to keep it simple, the basic crochet supplies you’ll need are a hook and some sort of material, usually yarn or thread. Crochet hooks come in many sizes and materials. They are found easily in yarn stores, craft and hobby storesheck, I’ve even seen them in grocery stores. Crochet yarn is usually sold in balls or skeins and labeled with the weight, length, dye lot, fiber content and washing instructions.

It’s not necessarily your grandmother’s crochet anymore. Crochet works of art, from snuggly children’s toys to funky wall hangings are always inspiring. And the recent Yarn Bombing craze is exciting and ca marc jacobs n be found almost anywhere. Crochet Obsession will explore new crochet tips and techniques to help you along your way, providing support and inspiration.

As you can see crochet has come, as they say, a long way baby! From crocheting out of necessity to using it as an artistic outlet and displaying it for the world to enjoy.

marc jacobs The History And Essential Info

The History And Essential Information About Candles

Candles can be found in most households around the world. Whether for practical purposes, decoration or religious purposes, candles have far outlived their image of being used only to light the way of people before electricity had been invented. They are still used widely even today.

It is easy to find a great use for candles no matter what size, color or shape it is. A decorative candle can have practical purposes, while a simple candle can be given more meaning and symbolize hope when used in religious ceremonies.

Despite their simplicity, candles have a very colorful history. While in some cases the Egypti marc jacobs ans are being credited for having used the first candles, the Romans were actually the first ones to use the candles that we know of.

Before wax, tallow (from sheep suet) was used in making candles. But because these tallow candles produce a foul odor and dark smoke when lit, people in the Middle Ages learned to use beeswax and favored its marc jacobs clean flame.

Beeswax supply was scarce at one point in time. Thus, the use of these candles were limited to the upper class.

People also tried using spermaceti and paraffin in candles, but today, paraffin is the still being used and spermaceti has been discontinued.

Candles are now being used in aromatherapy sessions (in burning oil), in religious celebrations, during birthdays, when going through dark pathways, and they are also being used to create an ambiance of romance and passion during candlelit dinners.

Candles are sold in various designs, colors and scents to cater to different needs. The marc jacobs y are commonly used for decorating and special occasions and events, including holidays.

You can even skip buying these candles as candle making can easily be done at home. Using beeswax (available in hobby stores), wick and a mold, you can easily make candles that you can personally use, give as gifts or as candle wedding favors. They are also easy to package as gifts or favors as you can simply tie a ribbon around them and attach favor labels. You can also place them in boxes or even small bags tied with rib marc jacobs bon.

Do take precaution as well when using candles. They can cause damage when left unattended, particularly if something around them catches fire. Handle them with care, and candles can bask you in their warmth as they light up your rooms and brings light to your senses. To view some candle wedding favors or to get more planning tips and wedding placecard holders, go to Bridal and Wedding Favors.