First I want to thank you for all your articles on Orchid on
"Crocheting in Gold". Thank you for sharing all of your talents and
Over the years, I have noticed that the really great artists are the
ones most prone to share their secrets and talents, maybe that's
what makes them great. You definitely fit in this category.
I have been to your web page many times and absolutely love all of
your work and imigination.
Chains are what got me started in this
hobby-profession-love-pasttime... I wanted to make some chains ,
found Jean Starks name and that she had a book on chains and that it
was out of print. I found her email address and asked her to go make
me a zerox copy of her book.....didnt know Jean from Adam..her
reply was polite , and to the point. Not a Chance young man, but I
will be teaching a course in Hilton Head...... and now I'm hooked.
I wanted to try your technique also, and had a really stupid
question that you have probably been asked a million times. When at
William Holland , there was a class on weaving chains, using a roll
of wire (30 ga fine silver), bringing it up through the center of a
wooden thread spool, which had 6 nails on top, and using a crochet
hook, pulling the loops over the nails, pulling the last loop over
and off, and continuing until you have the length you wanted.
How is your technique different and what is the advantage? I'm sure
that after 30 years of doing this , you have tried all the different
methods and setteled one the one that gives the best quality. I
looked all over for a comparison of different techniques, couldn't
find one , and thought I'd go to the Guru.
If you happent to be teaching a class in the Dallas area, please let
me know and save me spot.
Thanks again for sharing all of your knowledge
Love and God Bless