De hoje Citação gancho celebrates the crochet and other crafting innovations of the nineteenth century, inovações que mudaram a face da agulha para sempre. The quote is by Irina Stepanova in her article on Berlin Wool from the November / December issue of Piecework Magazine.
“The nineteenth century was a century of innovation. The arts, fabrico, and trade flourished; dazzling new machines, inventions, and curiosities seemed to appear on the market every month. It was a time of fascination with science and technology, and the Victorians in particular tirelessly designed, improved, and experimented with devices that could make in a day what previously had taken months to complete by hand. It was inevitable that they would turn their unbridled energy, ingenuity, and talent to modernizing handmade needlecrafts.”
A lot of great things happened for crochet during this time but I also think it’s worth noting that there remains to this date nenhuma máquina de crochê that can do what crocheters do by hand!