It became known as 'crochet lace' in France and 'chain lace' in England." And, she tells us, in 1916 Walter Edmund Roth visited descendants of the Guiana Indians and found examples of true crochet.
Another writer/researcher, Lis Paludan of Denmark, who limited her search for the origins of crochet to Europe, puts forth three interesting theories.
The items are currently with the National Museum in Szczecin.
In the United States, at least three manufacturers turned out doll house furniture in wood in forms reflecting the contemporary taste of the majority of middle-class Americans: Strombecker of Moline, Illinois; Schoenhut of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Realy Truly (Morton E.
Converse & Son Company) of Winchendon, Massachusetts.
of Providence, Rhode Island, as the latter specialized in reproductions from various periods, the most interesting being Early American.
) which, in real chairs, projects at an angle from the seat frame.
Other forms of handwork - knitting, embroidery and weaving - can be dated far back in time, thanks to archeological finds, written sources and pictorial representations of various kinds.
But no one is quite sure when and where crochet got its start. According to American crochet expert and world traveler Annie Potter, "The modem art of true crochet as we know it today was developed during the 16th century.
One: Crochet originated in Arabia, spread eastward to Tibet and westward to Spain, from where it followed the Arab trade routes to other Mediterranean countries.
Two: Earliest evidence of crochet came from South America, where a primitive tribe was said to have used crochet adornments in rites of puberty.