I am very lucky to have been blessed with two daughters who both love crochet, knitting, so this second picture brings back such beautiful memories . I love the emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children and learning at mothers knee's. I learnt to sew in exactly the same way and so did they.
This painting is by Edward Thompson Davis 1833-1867 .It is called The Crochet Lesson
Giovanni Boldini's Young Woman Crocheting
If you google you will find the most fascinating paintings of women sewing, throughout the centuries. Young or old, rich or poor, women have always knitted, crocheted, sewed, weaved cloth or spun wool. It is a connection between most women, passed down mother to daughter . I love that women are taking an interest again, rediscovering the joy of creating something out of nothing. I crochet for that very images evoke a sense of peace and serenity.
What's your favourite painting that shows others needle working