When I did my review of Marie-Noelle Bayard’s crochet book yesterday I promised I’d be quoting the great preface here on the blog. Here is the first of my fave quotes from that book:

“Whenever “hand made” makes yet another come-back, crochet is in the forefront because – in contrast to knitting or lace-making – no machine can reproduce the effect of hand-worked crochet. Crochet itself is a guarantee that real handcrafts will always be sought after”.

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  1. I’d never really thought about it like that….but it makes sense. Wow. Does that mean that all the crocheted clothes in Topshop (which currently is a relatively enormous amount) are all hand done? That’s blowing my mind a little bit.

    • Kathryn

      @Abi – Yeah it’s crazy. It’s one of the reasons that it’s important to do a little research if you want to buy crochet clothing from chain stores … because some of them are paying their workers in other countries fair wages for all of that hand crochet work but others may not be.

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