First some interesting history....
Crochet is an anchient art. Nobody can really pinpoint
the day or year when someone picked up a bone or stick and some
yarn and started knotting chains of fabric into what is now what
we call Crochet . It's origin is obscure, although archeoloical
findings do show that Arabia may have been the original area where
wool was first worked with just one needle or hook. Anchient crochet
specimins have been found in Egypt, and it can be pesumed that the
craft is of an age parallel with knitting, it's sister craft. We
know that it does go back at least as far as the days of Solomon
( around 950 BC), and some biblical historians credit its use even
earlier-1200 BC- when the Israelites fled Egypt during the Exodus.
They were said to have worked with wool in this way during thier
long trek across the Sinai desert. Also crochet and other wool crafts
had a profound place in the philosophy of the time. Creating fabric
without any artificial aid was seen as a declaration of man's kinship
with the Eternal g-d. It was an acknowledgement that he owed his
skill and intellect to a greater being. Exodus 35: 35 to 36:1. (35."He
has filled them with the skill to do all work of the engraver and
the designer and embroiderer, in blue and in purple, in scarlet,
and in fine linen, and a weaver, doing any work and makers of designs.
36:1. "And Betsal'el and Oholiab, and every wise-hearted man
in whom Elohim has given and understanding, to know how to do all
work for the service of the set-apart place, shall do according
to all that He has commanded." )
I have been crocheting, sewing and other needleworks
for over 27 years now.
When I was a child would watch my mother crochet and sew all the
time, and was 10 when she started to teach me this wonderful craft
that she learned from her grandmother. I remember that they would
always have some project that they were working on. As an Adult,
I'm always crocheting something new and love to design different
and original crochet items for others to enjoy. I also sew, bead
neklaces and incorperate beads into my crocheted Prayer shawls,
purses and more.
I hope to honor my mother's memory by passing on the the art of
crochet, so I showed my daughter how to crochet. I will teach anyone
who wants to learn, and have helped a few people to get started
on thier first projects.
I think that when you are keeping your hands busy you can't get
into trouble (something my mom would say) and it's true. It feels
good to complete something that will be used and hopefully bless
the user. I've entered my pieces into competitions in tha past to
see if my work was satifactory, and have won 2 County Fair Best
of Show Awards (2001 & 2003) and 1 California State Fair Award
of Excellence(3rd Place Award) in 10-2001. SoIfeel condident that
purchacing from Blue Purple and Scarlet Designs, you can be sure
to get a quality piece of hand crafted workmanship. You can view
and purchace items from my web site that are not on eBay by just
clicking above or on my favorite links below. I give all credit
to our Heavenly Father for the talent that He has bestowed upon
me, and hope to use it for blessings of others.
Thank You...Blessings and Shalom to all ....