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FIGJAM MAGAZINE VOL.2

THE RENAISSANCE OF CROCHET FIGJAM MAGAZINE talks to lection which hit the catwalk in Tina Welsh, one of the designers 2011 at Sao Paulo Fashion Week. bringing the old crochet traditions back to life. The collection made great use of crochet and went on to be It is widely believed that the cro- showcased in fashion magachet traditions originated from zines wordwide. China and developed through Turkey, India, Ancient Persia, and North Africa, before finally arriving in the Europe. In the Middle Ages it was practised mainly by noblewomen as a pastime. In the past centuries, households often had to create outfits with their own hands, but lately the younger generations have little interest in learning the art of sewing and crochet. The real renaissance began when Brazilian fashion designer Gustavo Silvestre started teaching the art of crochet in prisons and was followed by Cristopher Kance’s ‘Ready To Wear’ col35

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