Tunisian crochet. Afghan hook. As not only a crocheter but a linguistics major and arabic learner I was intrigued by these names and decided to learn the history of this fiber art. For starters, Tunisian crochet bears little resemblance to crochet except that it uses a similar albeit different hook. It more closely resembles … More Crochet’s middle eastern cousin?
I was lucky to grow up with my grandmother who sewed. She not only sewed my mother’s, aunt’s and uncle’s school uniforms growing up but she also sewed all of mine, down to the navy blue bloomers I wore until I was six. Looking back, I am proud to be part of that legacy. My … More My grandmother the seamstress homemaker
Aguja de Jamaica or Jamaican hook is a play on words from Agua de Jamaica or Jamaican water which is a sorrel drink popular in Jamaica but also consumed in parts of the Caribbean and Latin America. I named my intercultural communication class paper Agua de Jamaica because of the cross cultural interaction between myself, […]
It had been a year’s hiatus from crocheting when I decided to pick up my hook again. A couple weeks ago the drive to crochet came back and it has been pushing me full force ever since. I decided to start with something simple–a winter scarf and I found that I had plenty of yarn … More A spark of creativity