Monday, June 1, 2009

The "scrap-craft" of our ancestors.

Crochet has given me a lot of pleasure and relaxation over the years.
I have had a lot of happy moments, creating handmade items for myself and others.

When I give a crocheted gift, a part of me goes into it,
selecting the yarn, the pleasure of creating,
the thoughts and feelings I have as I work, it's all part of the fun.

Crocheting granny squares is one of my favourite crochetting jobs.
I like the history behind these squares,

they were the "scrap-craft" of our ancestors.
In years gone by, there was no such thing as throwaways,

yarn scraps became granny squares.
These days , it's all about creating the little squares,

the nostalgic feeling the squares represent
and the cosy feeling that goes with it.


mamacateyes said...

I need to do some granny squares...I have a rapidly developing "Scrap" stash that I "can't" throw away.

UniquelyEwe said...

How lovely! I'm working on a blanket now made of grannies in a hexagon shape. Grannies are the perfect take-along project. :-)

Julianna said...

Dat ziet er mooi uit.Die kleurenkombinatie bevalt me zeer goed

groetjes, Julianna

Saskia said...


Wat mooi!! Het doet me denken mijn 'moemoe'. Ze had zo'n groot gehaakt kussen in de zetel, met hetzelfde motief...

Saskia :)

Nannieflash said...

Yes my mum gave me a blanket she made during the war, its so colourful and it brings such gorgeous memories back for me when I was a little girl. I think your blanket is going to be a treasure for the future. Well done love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Nicole Claudia said...

Wat een mooie kleurencombinatie! Heel erg mooi. Ik binnenkort weer vierkantjes haken voor een sprei voor Bridget. Ik had er vroeger ook een, door mijn oma gemaakt. Door een Deense of Zweedse blogster dacht ik daar weer aan. Zij had een sprei van helderwit met lavendelblauw, ook heel mooi. Maar mijn dochter wil rose, rood en wit. Ik ga maar eerst op zoek naar mooie kleurtjes. Ik vind het een leuk werkje voor 's avonds.

Groetjes, Collie

Riet said...

Wowww Trudette,dat is prachtig,ik hou daar heel erg van.

Liefs Riet.

basiclabelSweden said...

Prachtige kleuren, zeker straks als een plade! Wou dat ik daar wat handiger in was ;o)

Jenn said...

I love the colors of your grannies!
Something I always come back to making no matter what else I crochet or knit :)

Anonymous said...

I love the colours you use
My purchases from your Etsy shop have arrived :o) The little bags are Charming and the Rainbow Birdie is Adorable! I just love to look at it.
Thankyou so much

Rachel Kovaciny said...

Great post! I also like giving gifts I've crocheted because it's such a personal process. And I love the way granny squares let me use up yarn remainders too!

vanessa said...

I didn't know the history of granny squares, so thank you for that little piece of fascinating history. Your granny squares are gorgeous, love the colours.
Love Vanessa xxx (do you mind if i knit)

Jo Bradford said...

I confess I am a crochet fan myself, the best way to releive the guilt of vegging out on the sofa in front of the tv :)

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