Delicate works of crochet are on display this month in the Terrell Atrium display case, organized by business and economics librarian Mary Gilles.
The craft has been practiced by both men and women in many countries for two centuries. According to the Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion, “crochet is an outstandingly versatile technique whose applications have ranged from the most basic utilitarian to haute couture.”
Across generations and decades, crochet has been a medium for creativity, Gilles said. The items in the exhibit illustrate how crochet has been interpreted. Featured pieces include two dresses and tops from the early 1900s, as well as doilies, gloves and even a water cup cozy.
Exhibit contributors are Mardi Bolick, Wendy Blake, Beth Blakesley, Cheryl Gunselman, Sharon Westerberg and Marsha Willams.