Monday, October 31, 2011

A Mask for Halloween



Theresa loves Halloween and has a houseful of spooky beings to prove it. I think it's the Angel of Death standing behind her. This year her birthday fell on the date of the Halloween party she throws for her interns. I thought it should have something special.
The summer issue of Interweave Crochet introduced Maire Treanor and Clones Irish Crochet Lace. There was a picture of a mask Maire made. So there was my inspiration!
The mask I made doesn't have any Clones knots. There were no details given with Maire's mask; so I was on my own. She apparently used much finer thread than I did with perhaps a smaller hook. My motifs came out larger than hers. The end result was I had no room for a net background. The packing cords were size 10 and the crocheting thread size 20. I varied between a .75 mm hook and a 1.00 hook.
You can see I used a shamrock, several scrolls, a bunch of grapes and grape leaves. There are 2 roses but they are on the sides. I stiffened the mask so it would hold its shape. I'm rather proud of how it turned out but I still have a way to go to perfect my Irish Crochet skills. Even though it's not there, I can make a Clones knot!

4 comments:

Irish Crochet lace blogger said...

I love your mask, inspired by my mask that you saw on Interweave Crochet!
Crochet Traditions are doing a feature on my mask in their summer issue 2012:)

Irish Crochet lace blogger said...

I love your mask, inspired by my mask that you saw on Interweave Crochet!
Crochet Traditions are doing a feature on my mask in their summer issue 2012:)
Máire Treanor
Clones
Ireland

s_sophea said...

I love this mask. May I please have the pattern?
Thanks

Cindy Dy said...

I really liked your blog. It has a sense of humor and quite interesting. Good job guys. Looking forward for more updates.

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