Another discovery at Project Gutenberg: The Ladies’ Work-Book – Containing Instructions In Knitting, Crochet, Point-Lace, &c. Unfortunately I don’t know when it was published.
You can find there very interesting patterns, e.g. beautiful filet crochet patterns as on the picture.
The Ladies’ Work-Book – Knitting, Crochet, Point-Lace, &c.
I enjoy working freeform, that means that I don’t know how the crafted item will look in the end.
Although the choice of materials gives me a pretty good idea about the general appearance ;-)
One amazing application for freeform is needlework, just freeform crochet or freeform knitting, but I prefer doing both on the same item.
Once I wrote a (german) tutorial that can be found at creadoo: Faszinierendes Freeform.
A very good english tutorial can be found at knotjustknitting.com while clicking on ‘what is freeform’ in the navigation list.
creadoo: A german craft community
Faszinierendes Freeform: A (german) tutorial on freeform needlework
knotjustknitting.com – A website dedicated to freeform crochet
An english freeform tutorial can be reached by clicking on ‘what is freeform’ in the navigation list