Hand-crafted Tapestry & Crochet Rugs
In front of a Blazing fire or beside a bed, a richly colored, hand-made crochet rugs add an aura of comfort and luxury. It is a welcoming sight in a hallway, where it softens the look of practical flooring or in a small landing or narrow corridor where it provides valuable decorative interest.
If a room lacks cohesion or sparkle because the colors of the furnishings are too diverse, the right crochet rugs will provide a link and a focal point. It can also be used to call attention to other features in the room, such as a fireplace or fine piece of furniture – strategically placed on the floor in front of the feature, it will draw attention to that area of the room.
Crochet rugs can be used to define certain areas of large rooms, making them seem more intimate, and dividing off areas which have a separate function. In a large sitting room which includes a dining area, for example, a large rug will define a snug place to relax, especially when easy chairs and a sofa are drawn in around it.
With such a wide range of styles to choose from, the problem in selecting a rug is how to narrow down the field. Choose a style which goes with the decor—a plaited rag rug looks particularly good in an uncluttered, Shaker style room, while a tapestry rug has an elegant style which suits formal decors. Match the rug to the colors of the room, perhaps with a splash of something brighter for a really cheering effect.
If you already have a rug, try it out in different rooms to see where it looks best, If it’s not quite right in a room, a touch of paint on the architrave or colored trimmings on the soft furnishings may be all that’s needed to really make it look in place.
The Origin Of Crochet
Crochet is a process of creating textiles by using a crochet hook to interlock loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials. The name is derived from the French term crochet, meaning ‘small hook’. Hooks can be made from a variety of materials, such as metal, wood, bamboo, or plastic.
The key difference between crochet and knitting, beyond the implements used for their production, is that each stitch in crochet is completed before the next one is begun, while knitting keeps many stitches open at a time.
Some variant forms of crochet, such as Tunisian crochet and broomstick lace, do keep multiple crochet stitches open at a time.
Reference: The Country Look—Decor & Crafts