The Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Crafts

 

Crochet

 

The making of a textile by interlocking loops of thread using a crochet hook.

 

Status Currently viable
Craft category  Textiles
Historic area of significance  UK
Area currently practised  UK
Origin in the UK
Minimum no. of craftspeople required
Current no. of trainees
Current no. of skilled craftspeople
Current total no. of craftspeople

 

History

Crochet is primarily practised as a hobby rather than as a commercial activity.

 

Techniques

 

Local forms

 

Sub-crafts

  • Irish crochet – a type of lace made as an income generating activity in nineteenth century Ireland

 

Issues affecting the viability of the craft

 

Support organisations

 

Craftspeople currently known

 

Other information

 

References