Just For Fun is my way of sharing all the little things I like to do... from crafty things to thoughtful things!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Time And Relative Dimension In Lace

Irish lace is an incredible crochet technique for joining individual motifs with chain "mesh" to make one fabric. 

This example is one I found online but there are many others... collars, bags, even jackets and dresses, especially wedding dresses.

Each of the motifs is made first, they are arranged in a pleasing pattern and connected by the mesh into a work of art.  I cannot compete with that.  lol  I can't.  I have such respect for the women of old who turned a ball of cotton thread and a crochet hook into  a living, making this awe inspiring lace.

I can however be inspired by their legacy, and spin it into something totally geeky.  :oP

Abigail Bailey uses this "motifs held together by mesh" technique in her Time And Relative Dimension In Lace (TARDIL) shawl pattern.

Fans of Doctor Who will recognize the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space), daleks, cybermen, weeping angels and adipose in my version... as well as a sonic screwdriver, bow tie and fez.  Because bow ties (and fezzes (and Eleven!) )are cool.

Once the panel made of motifs and mesh is complete, the shawl is crocheted around it.

It can be time consuming to go through so many steps, but I think it's safe to say whether its true Irish Lace or this geeky version, its definitely one of a kind!


  1. Does your awesomeness have any boundaries at all? This is artistic geekery at its best!

    1. Thank you!

      That's exactly what I thought when I saw the pattern... and I just *had* to try it!