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Circular crocheted mat

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Circular crocheted mat made by the wife of Provost Banks who served Kilmarnock during the 1960s.

 

Crocketing is actually a relatively modern craft. The first substative evidence for the craft dates to the 19th century, when it was orignally practiced by Scottish peasants. However, post-WWII, crocheting became a popular home craft for anyone to enjoy.

Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0001126
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council
References:
Miss Lambert (1847) My Crochet Sampler. New York: D. M. Peyser, pp. 9-10