I’m getting very fond of masks!
I recently made another one for Áine,
my middle daughter!:)
I call it the Clones Cat Mask!
I also photographed Máiread, my eldest daughter, wearing the Clones Burano Mask!
Cáit, my youngest daughter, wearing her Masquerade black Mask
The pattern for my Clones -Burano mask, shown above, was featured in Crochet Traditions, part of Piecework July 2012.
Over the next few weeks I would like to post some photographs of masks which I have designed and crocheted. I would also like to post masks that other people have designed and crocheted, inspired by my Clones -Burano Mask, which first appeared in Interweave Crochet in Summer 2011.
This mask was inspired by masks that I saw when I visited Venice and Burano Island in August 2009, with my sister Aoibheann. If you would like to make your own mask, Crochet Traditions published a pattern on this mask in their summer 2012 edition. It is also available as a free download with my dvd on Clones Lace and Irish Crochet, available through http://www.crochetme.com, or from me, using paypal!
I gave a mask to my eldest daughter, Mairead as a graduation present in October 2011! As you can see, she loved it! I started making Clones Lace when she was a new baby!
This is my Clones Masquerade Mask.
My youngest daughter, Cait is the model.
Twenty years ago, she was the model for her christening robe! I will putting up a pattern for this masquerade mask soon. If you start it now, you might have it ready for Halloween or new year! I can’t make a pattern for the Clones -Burano mask, for copyright reasons, yet – but I will in the future, when the copyright runs out!
Cáit at 5 weeks old!
If anyone else has some masks, inspired by mine, why not let me know, and we can post them. I have seen some great ones, but I need your permission and help to upload them for everyone to see! I always encourage my students to design and make their own mask. They get a lot more satisfaction out of designing their own masks!:)
Masks designed and crocheted by my students:
Tori Knight modelling a mask designed and crocheted by Mary Deery in Clones 2013. photo taken at Liberty Belle Clones
Photo of Cynthia Charboneau’s mask to come…