Na edição desta semana do 50 Anos de história do Crochet Vamos dar uma olhada no mundo do crochê em 1935.
Favorito 1935 Crochê notícias
My favorite thing to find from this year was a news article from The Meriden Daily Journal titled: “Fan Mail Pours in on Crocheting Bartender, Interrupting Tatting”. It isn’t quite clear from the text whether this guy crochets, does tatting, sews or what. What is clear is that Harry Haberman, descrito como “the tatting bartender who lifts a barrelt of beer without batting an eye” does some type of needlework. He was so popular that he received fan mail from many people around the country, including a young Arizona widow who wanted him to come live with her and her mom on a ranch where they could “crochet and knit in contentment” together. This male crocheter was being approached for this autograph at events.
As of the writing of the article, he had spent two yeras working on a bedspread (I’d like to think in thread crochet but I don’t actually know) that was only one fourth finished. He estimated that the value would be $1500 when it was complete, an amount which is no chump change now and was a huge expense in 1935!
Crochet with Cellophane
My other favorite find from this era was on Etsy where HiloBooks is selling a copy of a book called Craft With Cellophane. Part of the description says: “Craft with cellophane challenges your imagination! O 101 items here offered are only a beginning. Once you make a few and actually see the thrilling results, your fancy will carry you on and on to fascinating new creations of your own.” Crafty options for this alternative material include weaving and molding it, in addition to crocheting it of course.
1935 Estilo de crochê
Meu favorito encontrar em termos de estilo de crochê de 1935 was the crocheted neckwear by designer Laura Wheeler that included a range of different shapes:
The crochet neckpiece that you see on the bottom left there is called a jabot. This word originally referred to the ornate ruffles on shirts in the 17th century but then became popular as a neckpiece around this time in the 1930s. If you do a quick search online for a crochet jabot, you will see that there are patterns available for vintage versions like this one as well as more modern takes on this neckwear. Por exemplo, designer Shelby Allaho made a popular, colorido crochet jabot pattern for a 2011 issue of Interweave magazine. And Etsy’s Eliete sells the vintage patterns for this crochet jabot, which I don’t have a date for but can guess that it would be from around this same time in the mid 1930s:
The crochet yoke also seems to be a popular item around this time. Por exemplo, The Palm Beach Post advertised for sale a crochet pattern by Marian Martin for this crochet yoke:
Finalmente, it seemed to be really popular at this time for crochet patterns to be in sets, so the pattern would be for a hat and matching purse, as an example.
1935 Técnicas de crochê
In terms of technique, filet crochet seemed to be fairly popular among patterns that I researched from 1935. An interesting take on it that also comes from designer Laura Wheeler (a little more on Laura in the designers section below) is this filet crochet blouse designed to look like a plaid pattern:
Something I saw mentioned a couple of times, such as in a Rochester Evening Journal pattern that you could mail away for, was the “slipper stitch”. Eu aprendi com The Crafty Tipster that this is a vintage English version of referring to the American stitch of single crochet in the back loop only to create a ribbed piece.
1935 Livros de crochet
Anne Orr was a popular crochet designer whose patterns were in books at this time. A Google Books post about her says: “The author of nearly 100 needlework booklets between 1910 e 1945, Anne Orr produced lively and graceful designs that are still appreciated and admired today.” Este é o Star Book of Crochet Designs. Do Etsy AquamarineStudio sells vintage crochet pattern books including a different one from 1935 by Anne Orr called simply Crochet Designs by Anne Orr.
Like the book shown above, o Paris Sponsors Crochet book was a pattern booklet created by a thread company (in this case, Spool Cotton). It is described online as: “Originalmente publicado em 1935, this book contains a selection of Paris-inspired designs for hats, luvas, belts and collars in crochet”.
Do Etsy bigbangzero currently has a copy of this crochet edgings book from 1935 that was also published by Spool Cotton.
I was not surprised to find out about this 1935 crochet book called Clarks’s O.N.T. Crocheted Neckwear since crochet neckwear was clearly popular at this time.
I was interested to learn that 10 out of 11 of the patterns in the 1935 crochet pattern book that this one is in were crochet patterns, rather than knitted, although the title of the pattern book reproduction references both crafts. (The title: Fashions Pet Cotton Crochet: 11 Vintage 1930s Patterns in Knit and Crochet).
Finalmente, there’s a book that’s really tough to get a copy of called simply Livro de crochê, authored by Elizabeth King and published by Leisure League of American. You can see snippets of the book using Google Books and it looks interesting. Por exemplo, you can see her introduction to the craft, where she writes: “It was natural that when primitive woman first tried to fashion things with fibre, she began with a single strand, and in doing so laid the foundation for our knitting, crochet and embroidery. Actually crochet is producing a fabric with a continuous loop.”
1935 Padrões de crochet
Some examples of other vintage crochet patterns that are available from this era include:
Hot Dish Mitt Pattern in Crochet, PDF vendida na Etsy através DreamDesignsStudio
Vintage crochet baby bonnet pattern, PDF vendida na Etsy através annalaia
The cloche hat is actually the thing I personally think of most often when looking at vintage crochet patterns from the 1930s. This PDF pattern is sold on Etsy by eStitches.
Vintage crochet gloves pattern, PDF vendida na Etsy através OriginalsByMissJulia
Vintage crochet blouse pattern, PDF vendida na Etsy através VintagePatternPlace; Eu amo as costas abertas nesta!
Com essa blusa backless, talvez você queira a 1935 padrão para este sutiã de crochê que tem uma opção sem encosto. PDF sold on Etsy by PamoolahVintage.
1935 Designers de crochê
Laura Wheeler was one of the crochet designers who had a lot of patterns available for sale through the mail (and advertised in newspapers). Por exemplo, you could send ten cents in either stamps or coins (coins preferred) to get the bolsa e boina de malha patterns show above. I actually haven’t been able to find any information about who Laura Wheeler was; this almost makes me wonder if this was a fictional name for multiple designers like we saw last week was the case with Alice Brooks. Então, novamente, Laura Wheeler is sometimes quoted directly (for what it’s worth) in the articles about her patterns, so maybe she was an individual crochet designer.
What leads me to even more questions is that the same thing is true for a designer named Marian Martin. Furthermore, there are actually a few articles out there that reference the two designers together. This starts happening in the 1930s but actually happens again with the same designers’ names in the 1970s. Por exemplo, there’s this article snippet from the Observer-Reporter that comes from 1974:
Does anyone have more information on these designers?
Em seguida nesta série de crochê vintage é, É claro, 1936 crochê! Procurá-lo no blog na próxima semana.