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February 9, 2014 The Art of Crochet

The story of our hand crochet Mirabelle Dress begins in Peru, with four talented women.  It takes the four women five days to make just one dress, and countless hours of experience perfecting every tiny stitch. One of the women … Continue reading

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February 14, 2013 Stitches in the Air

We love lace at Peruvian Connection. Nowadays, it evokes a slower, more romantic time, but when Queen Elizabeth I initially fell in love with lace, wearing it became a sign of great wealth and power for both men and women.  … Continue reading

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May 10, 2010 The Allure of Lace

Characterized by its delicate workmanship and intricate, airy patterns, lace has been cherished as a decorative adornment for centuries. There’s been some controversy as to when and where lace-making began. Some believe that its origins are in ancient Rome, where … Continue reading

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October 27, 2008 Hand Crochet: A Stitch In Time

Hand_crochet Sometimes in our fast-paced, homogenized, dry-thru, mass-produced world we forget to stop and notice the simple mastery of hand-craftsmanship.  Hand-crochet lace became popular in Europe during the 1800′s but some theorize it evolved from traditional practices from more exotic … Continue reading

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